A regenerator can fit into an internally irreversible Brayton cycle when operating in maximum work or efficiency

Gerardo Aragón González. , Aurelio Canales Palma. , Alejandro León Galicia. , J. R


A Brayton cycle with internal irreversibilities due to isentropic efficiencies of the turbine and compressor, is analyzed using two criterions. One was developed by the authors~[1] to obtain the maximum efficiency with respect to the isentropic temperature ratio. Another was obtained in~[2] and gives the conditions to obtain a better cycle if a heat exchanger for regeneration is coupled. If the operation regime of the cycle is maximum work or efficiency, then, a regenerator can always be coupled. The conditions of regeneration for other operation regimes are also shown. The numerical optimization of a regenerative cycle is performed.


Brayton cycle; efficiency; máximum; work

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