# OUTLINE V2 - Concordia University ```THERMODYNAMICS II
MIDTERM, FEB 16TH, 2012
MECH 351/4
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Student's Name:
I.D.:
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Notes:
State clearly any assumptions you make. If applicable, draw a sketch of the problem.
Return the questions paper with the answers book.
Question no. 1 (25 pts):
A steam power plant operates on the reheat-regenerative Rankine cycle with a closed feedwater
heater. Steam enters the turbine at 12.5 MPa and 550&deg;C at a rate of 24 kg/s and is condensed in the
condenser at a pressure of 20 kPa. Steam is reheated at 5 MPa to 550&deg;C. Some steam is extracted
from the low-pressure turbine at 1.0 MPa, is completely condensed in the closed feedwater heater,
and pumped to 12.5 MPa before it mixes with the feedwater.
Assuming an isentropic efficiency of 88% for the turbine:
a- Show the cycle on a T-s diagram with respect to saturation lines.
b- Determine the net power output.
Net power output
c- Determine the thermal efficiency.
Thermal
efficiency
h1 = 251.42 kJ/kg
h2 = 265.85 kJ/kg
h3 = 762.51 kJ/kg
h4 = 777.25 kJ/kg
h5 = 3476.5 kJ/kg
h6s = 3185.6 kJ/kg
h7 = 3550.9 kJ/kg
h8s = 3051.1 kJ/kg
h9s = 2347.9 kJ/kg
h10 = 777.25 kJ/kg
h11 = 777.25 kJ/kg
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THERMODYNAMICS II
MIDTERM, FEB 16TH, 2012
MECH 351/4
Question no. 2 (25 pts):
a- For fixed maximum and minimum temperatures, what is the effect of the pressure ratio on the
thermal efficiency, and the net work output of a simple Brayton cycle. Support your answer by
sketches, e.g., on a T-s diagram.
b- A gas-turbine power plant operates on the simple Brayton cycle with air as the working fluid and
delivers 15 MW of power. The minimum and maximum temperatures in the cycle are 310 and
900 K, and the pressure of air at the compressor exits 8 times the value at the compressor inlet.
Assuming an adiabatic efficiency of 80 percent for the compressor and 86 percent for the turbine,
determine: (a) the mass flow rate of air through the cycle, and (b) the thermal efficiency of the
cycle. Consider constant specific heats (Cp = 1.005 kJ/kg.K and Cv = 0.718 kJ/kg.K).
Mass flow rate
Thermal
efficiency
 T2 
 v1 

 
 
 T1  s cte  v2 
k 1
 T2 
 P2 

 
 
 T1  s cte  P1 
 P2 
v 
 1 
 
 P1  s cte  v2 
C
k p
Cv
k 1
k
k
2
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