An update of the Virtual Energy Laboratory

H. Perez-Blanco, Paul Albright

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    The Virtual Energy Lab (VEL) is a PC based didactic tool for use in conjunction with courses on technical thermodynamics and thermal system design. The tool can also be used for conceptual design of large-scale systems incorporating cogeneration schemes of varied types. The user can learn how to combine conventional thermal systems in creative ways to enhance exergetic efficiency. In the present work, we describe upgrades to this tool, and we present several examples to show the possibilities of energy cascading. The features of ease of learning, user ability to specify important parameters and ready targeting of conceptual designs were preserved in the updated version.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationManufacturing Materials and Metallurgy; Ceramics; Structures and Dynamics; Controls, Diagnostics and Instrumentation; Education
    PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
    ISBN (Electronic)9780791878576, 9780791878576
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
    EventASME Turbo Expo 2000: Power for Land, Sea, and Air, GT 2000 - Munich, Germany
    Duration: May 8 2000May 11 2000

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo


    OtherASME Turbo Expo 2000: Power for Land, Sea, and Air, GT 2000

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • General Engineering


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