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Calay R.K.,Narvik University College | Mustafa M.Y.,Narvik University College | Virk M.S.,Narvik University College | Mustafa M.F.,Royal Scientific Society RSS
AIP Conference Proceedings | Year: 2012

A simple mathematical model to evaluate the performance of FC-GT hybrid system is presented in this paper. The model is used to analyse the influence of various parameters on the performance of a typical hybrid system, where excess heat rejected from the solid-oxide fuel cell stack is utilised to generate additional power through a gas turbine system and to provide heat energy for space heating. The model is based on thermodynamic analysis of various components of the plant and can be adapted for various configurations of the plant components. Because there are many parameters defining the efficiency and work output of the hybrid system, the technique is based on mathematical and graphical optimisation of various parameters; to obtain the maximum efficiency for a given plant configuration. © 2012 American Institute of Physics.

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