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Modeling, Simulation, and Reconstruction of 2-Reservoir Heat-to-Power Processes in Finite-Time Thermodynamics

Muschik, Wolfgang; Hoffmann, Karl Heinz

FG Statistische Physik weicher Materie und biologischer Systeme

The connection between endoreversible models of Finite-Time Thermodynamics and the corresponding real running irreversible processes is investigated by introducing two concepts which complement each other: Simulation and Reconstruction. In that context, the importance of particular machine diagrams for Simulation and (reconstruction) parameter diagrams for Reconstruction is emphasized. Additionally, the treatment of internal irreversibilities through the use of contact quantities like the contact temperature is introduced into the Finite-Time Thermodynamics description of thermal processes.