Recent Advancement of Thermal Fluid Engineering in the Supercritical CO2 Power Cycle
Lee, Jeong Ik (editor)
Sánchez, David (editor)
This Special Issue is a compilation of the recent advances in thermal fluid engineering related to supercritical CO2 power cycle development. The supercritical CO2 power cycle is considered to be one of the most promising power cycles for distributed power generation, waste heat recovery, and a topping cycle of coal, nuclear, and solar thermal heat sources. While the cycle benefits from dramatic changes in CO2 thermodynamic properties near the critical point, design, and analysis of the power cycle and its major components also face certain challenges due to the strong real gas effect and extreme operating conditions. This Special Issue will present a series of recent research results in heat transfer and fluid flow analyses and experimentation so that the accumulated knowledge can accelerate the development of this exciting future power cycle technology.
Keywordsemergency diesel generator; supercritical carbon dioxide cycle; waste heat recovery system; bottoming cycle; re-compression Brayton cycle; carbon dioxide; supercritical; thermodynamic; exergy; cycle simulation; design point analysis; radial-inflow turbine; supercritical carbon dioxide; air; rotor solidity; aerodynamic performance; centrifugal compressor; aerodynamic optimization design; numerical simulation; radial turbine; utility-scale; turbomachinery design; NET Power; supercritical CO2; heat exchanger; flow analysis; thermal stress analysis; LCoE; CSP; concentrated-solar power; axial turbine design; micro-scale turbomachinery design; n/a
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Publication date and placeBasel, Switzerland, 2020
History of engineering & technology