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ORCmKit: an open-source library for organic Rankine cycle modelling and analysis
Dickes, Rémi; Ziviani, Davide; van den Broek, Martjin et al.
2016In Proceedings of ECOS 2016
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Keywords :
ORC; ORCmKit; Modelling; EES; Matlab; Python; simulation; off-design; sizing
Abstract :
[en] As for many other technologies, modelling and simulation of organic Rankine cycles (ORCs) are crucial for design, optimization and control purposes. However, model development is often time consuming and the scientific community lacks of open-access tools to study ORC systems. For these reasons, researchers from the universities of Liège and Ghent in Belgium gathered their knowledge and created “ORC modelling Kit” (ORCmKit), an open-source library dedicated to the steady-state simulation and analysis of organic Rankine cycles. Both component-level and cycle-level models are provided and different ORC architectures can be simulated. For each of the main component of ORC systems, different models are available with increasing complexity which allows a wide range of modelling possibilities. In order to remain general and accessible to as many people as possible, three widely used programming languages are covered within ORCmKit, i.e. Matlab, Python and EES (Engineering Equation Solver). Besides source codes, ORCmKit also includes calibration tools for empirical and semi-empirical models as well as a complete documentation for ease of use.
Research center :
University of Liège / Ghent University
Disciplines :
Energy
Author, co-author :
Dickes, Rémi ;  Université de Liège > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique > Systèmes énergétiques
Ziviani, Davide;  Ghent University > Department of Flow, Heat and Combustion Mechanics - Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
van den Broek, Martjin
de Paepe, Michel
Quoilin, Sylvain  ;  Université de Liège > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique > Systèmes énergétiques
Lemort, Vincent  ;  Université de Liège > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique > Systèmes énergétiques
Language :
English
Title :
ORCmKit: an open-source library for organic Rankine cycle modelling and analysis
Publication date :
20 June 2016
Event name :
ECOS 2016 - 29th international conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimisation, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems
Event organizer :
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Event place :
Portoroz, Slovenia
Event date :
du 19 juin 2016 au 23 juiin 2016
Audience :
International
Main work title :
Proceedings of ECOS 2016
Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
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