- Schultz, W. and Bejan, A., EXERGY CONSERVATION IN PARALLEL THERMAL INSULATION SYSTEMS.,
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, vol. 26 no. 3
pp. 335 - 340 .
(last updated on 2007/04/08)
This paper is a Second-Law study of thermal insulation systems consisting of two 1-dim. insulations in parallel. It is shown that the parallel-insulation model applies to power and refrigeration systems exposed to large absolute temperature ratios. The insulation design which conserves maximum exergy (available work) is determined for two classes for two classes of parallel-insulation systems. The study shows that, in contradiction to previously published results, the continuous-cooling method is thermodynamically superior to the partial-cooling method.
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