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Rankine Cycles, Modeling and Control

Ylva Teleman
Faculty of Engineering (LTH), Lund University, Sweden

Pieter Dermont
Modelon AB, Sweden

Hak Jun Kim
Hanon Systems, South Korea

Kil Sang Jang
Hanon Systems, South Korea

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Published in: The First Japanese Modelica Conferences, May 23-24, Tokyo, Japan

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 124:15, p. 113-120

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Published: 2016-05-18

ISBN: 978-91-7685-749-6

ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)


As the need for increased energy efficiency grows, the use of new energy sources is a topic of investigation for research and industrial applications. The ability to use low temperature heat sources via a Rankine or organic Rankine cycle is one of the options. In this paper such a cycle is modeled and simulated using a Modelica based thermal management library suite as well as the simulation tool Dymola. Experimental test bench data provided by Hanon Systems allowed calibration and verification of the simulation results. Simulation results shows good agreement with experimental data. Additional dynamic simulations are performed to illustrate potential applications of the model for system optimization and control development.


Rankine cycles, organic Rankine cycles, modeling, dynamic simulations, Modelica, Dymola, thermofluid


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