It is proposed that consideration be given to an alternative, streamlined manner for mathematical modeling of the performance of energy conversion and transfer equipment. We make the case, here, by application to compressors. It is advocated that, instead of using an expression for efficiency as one of the governing equations, performance can be accounted for directly, with entropy production. It is shown that: (1) the modeling is more straightforward, using fewer relations, and (2) that compressor performance (e.g., maps) can be represented equally well.
Entropy Production as a Predictive Performance Measure for Turbomachinery
Contributed by the Advanced Energy Division of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER. Manuscript received by the AEDDivision, August 17, 2000; final revision received by the ASME Headquarters September 5, 2000. Editor: H. D. Nelson.
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Paulus, , D. M., Gaggioli , R. A., and Dunbar, W. R. (September 5, 2000). "Entropy Production as a Predictive Performance Measure for Turbomachinery ." ASME. J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. January 2001; 123(1): 17–21. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1339983
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