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dc.contributor.advisorRadermacher, Reinharden_US
dc.contributor.authorHorvath, Christopher Philipen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-06T06:33:48Z
dc.date.available2013-02-06T06:33:48Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/13497
dc.description.abstractForward army bases in off-grid locations with high temperatures require power and cooling capacity. Each gallon of fuel providing electrical power passes through a complex network, introducing issues of safety and reliability if this network is interrupted. Instead of using an engine and an electrically powered cooling system, a more efficient combined heat and power (CHP) configuration with a smaller engine and LiBr/Water absorption system (AS) powered by waste heat could be used. These two configurations were simulated in both steady state and transient conditions, in ambient temperatures up to 52°C, providing up to 3 kW of non-cooling electricity, and 5.3 kW of cooling. Unlike conventional AS's which crystallize at high temperatures and use bulky cooling towers, the proposed AS's avoid crystallization and have air-cooled HXs for portability. For the hottest transient week, the results showed fuel savings of 34-37%, weight reduction of 11-19%, and a volumetric footprint 3-10% smaller.en_US
dc.titleCOMPARISON OF WASTE HEAT DRIVEN AND ELECTRICALLY DRIVEN COOLING SYSTEMS FOR A HIGH AMBIENT TEMPERATURE, OFF-GRID APPLICATIONen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledMechanical engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEnergyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledAbsorption Systemen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCHPen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledEnergy Efficiencyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledFuel Savingsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledLiBr/H2Oen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledOff-griden_US


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