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THEORETICAL ANALYSIS OF HEAT EXCHANGERS IN AN OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEM

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1977
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A theoretical study was conducted to determine the relationships between the major controlling factors in the heat exchangers in an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion system. A digital computer model was developed to simulate and analyze the system. Variations in the thermophysical properties of the seawater and working fluid were considered in the analysis. Effects of variation in excess temperature differential on phase change heat transfer rates were also considered. The net power output of the system was determined from a Rankine cycle analysis. The results of this investigation show the necessity of a Rankine cycle analysis and the inclusion of fluid property variations. A significant difference can be seen in the net power output of such a system per dollar invested in the heat exchangers projected by this analysis and the analysis of other investigators which have not considered these factors.
Title: THEORETICAL ANALYSIS OF HEAT EXCHANGERS IN AN OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEM.
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Name(s): BENTON, DUDLEY JAMES.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Tennant, Jeffrey S., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1977
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 128 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: A theoretical study was conducted to determine the relationships between the major controlling factors in the heat exchangers in an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion system. A digital computer model was developed to simulate and analyze the system. Variations in the thermophysical properties of the seawater and working fluid were considered in the analysis. Effects of variation in excess temperature differential on phase change heat transfer rates were also considered. The net power output of the system was determined from a Rankine cycle analysis. The results of this investigation show the necessity of a Rankine cycle analysis and the inclusion of fluid property variations. A significant difference can be seen in the net power output of such a system per dollar invested in the heat exchangers projected by this analysis and the analysis of other investigators which have not considered these factors.
Identifier: 13875 (digitool), FADT13875 (IID), fau:10703 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.E.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1977.
Subject(s): Heat exchangers--Fluid dynamics
Ocean thermal power plants
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