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Efficiency of a Miller engine

A. Al-Sarkhi, J.O. Jaber and S.D. Probert

Applied Energy, 2006, vol. 83, issue 4, 343-351

Abstract: Using finite-time thermodynamics, the relations between thermal efficiency, compression and expansion ratios for an ideal naturally-aspirated (air-standard) Miller cycle have been derived. The effect of the temperature-dependent specific heat of the working fluid on the irreversible cycle performance is significant. The conclusions of this investigation are of importance when considering the designs of actual Miller-engines.

Keywords: Finite-time; thermodynamics; Miller; cycle; Heat; resistance; Friction; Temperature-dependent; specific-heat (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006
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