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Volume 8, Issue 1, January 2019, Page: 4-11
Similarity Theory of Energy Conversion Processes
Etkin Valeri Abramovich, Research Center of Togliatti State University, Togliatti, Russian Federation
Received: Mar. 19, 2019;       Accepted: Apr. 23, 2019;       Published: May 23, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijepe.20190801.12      View  681      Downloads  117
On the basis of energodynamics as a unified theory of nonequilibrium processes of energy transfer and transformation, a theory of similarity of such processes is proposed. It includes dimensionless criteria of efficiency, constructive perfection and load of power plants and the criterial equations connecting these indicators. On its basis, universal load characteristics of thermal and non-thermal, cyclic and non-cyclic, direct and reverse machines are built, reflecting their efficiency with the load and losses from irreversibility. The examples confirming their justice are given.
Thermal and Non-Thermal Machines, Energy Conversion Processes, Relative and Absolute Efficiency, Similarity Criteria, Criterial Equations, Universal Load Characteristics
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Etkin Valeri Abramovich, Similarity Theory of Energy Conversion Processes, International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering. Vol. 8, No. 1, 2019, pp. 4-11. doi: 10.11648/j.ijepe.20190801.12
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