Accession Number : ADA138568

Title :   Marine Steam Condenser Design Optimization.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Buckingham,T M

PDF Url : ADA138568

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 227

Abstract : A surface-condenser analysis code was coupled with a constrained function minimization code to produce an automated marine condenser design and optimization package. The program, CONDIP, was based on the principles developed in ORCON1, a sophisticated computer code produced by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. COMMIN, the optimization program, was developed at the Ames Research Center. CONDIP is an extremely versatile design tool, incorporating a detailed analysis of the complex steam-side thermodynamic processes occurring at each row in the condenser. The additional capability of tube enhancement is also included. However, in coupling CONDIP with CONMIN numerous problems had to be overcome in order to make CONDIP capable of completing an analysis even when thermodynamic conditions in the condenser became infeasible. This had to be accomplished while ensuring continuity in all constraint and objective function evaluations. A series of test cases were conducted to evaluate and compare the importance of various objective functions and design criteria. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Steam condensers, *Computer aided design, Operational effectiveness, Systems engineering, Performance(Engineering), Optimization, Thermodynamics, Pressure, Subroutines, Functions, Computer programs, User manuals, Theses

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE