Closed Power Cycles

Thermodynamic Fundamentals and Applications

  • Costante Mario Invernizzi

Part of the Lecture Notes in Energy book series (LNEN, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Costante Mario Invernizzi
    Pages 95-115
  3. Costante Mario Invernizzi
    Pages 117-175
  4. Costante Mario Invernizzi
    Pages 177-204
  5. Costante Mario Invernizzi
    Pages 205-218
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 219-264

About this book


With the growing attention to the exploitation of renewable energies and heat recovery from industrial processes, the traditional steam and gas cycles are showing themselves often inadequate. The inadequacy is due to the great assortment of the required sizes power and of the large kind of heat sources. Closed Power Cycles: Thermodynamic Fundamentals and Applications offers an organized discussion about the strong interaction between working fluids, the thermodynamic behavior of the cycle using them and the technological design aspects of the machines.

A precise treatment of thermal engines operating in accordance with closed cycles is provided to develop ideas and discussions strictly founded on the basic thermodynamic facts that control the closed cycles operation and design. Closed Power Cycles: Thermodynamic Fundamentals and Applications also contains  numerous examples which have been carried out with the help of the Aspen Plus®R program.

Including chapters on binary cycles, the organic Rankine cycle and real closed gas cycles, Closed Power Cycles: Thermodynamic Fundamentals and Applications acts a solid introduction and reference for post-graduate students and researchers working in applied thermodynamics and energy conversion with thermodynamic engines.


Energy Conversion Systems Renewable Energy Technologies Thermodynamic Cycles Thermodynamic Properties Working Fluids

Authors and affiliations

  • Costante Mario Invernizzi
    • 1
  1. 1., Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringUniversity of BresciaBresciaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-5139-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-5140-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-1284
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-1292
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