Local Stability of Curzon-Ahlborn Cycle with Non-Linear Heat Transfer for Maximum Power Output Regime


The study of local stability of thermal engines modeled as an endoreversible Curzon and Ahlborn cycle is shown. It is assumed a non-linear heat transfer for heat fluxes in the system (engine + environments). A semisum of two expressions of the efficiency found in the literature of finite time thermodynamics for the maximum power output regime is considered in order to make the analysis. Expression of variables for local stability and power output is found even graphic results for important parameters in the analysis of stability, and a phase plane portrait is shown.

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D. Ladino-Luna, P. Portillo-Díaz and R. Páez-Hernández, "Local Stability of Curzon-Ahlborn Cycle with Non-Linear Heat Transfer for Maximum Power Output Regime," Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 4 No. 7B, 2013, pp. 22-27. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2013.47A2004.

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