3-year PhD- CEA Tech, INES (National Solar Energy Institute)

18/02/2019

DRT: Thesis subject SL-DRT-19-0770

RESEARCH FIELD
Thermal energy, combustion, flows / Engineering science
TITLE
Numerical and experimental studies of a combined cooling and power cycle

ABSTRACT

The TRICYCLE project aims to study and develop a thermodynamic heat recovery cycle for the combined production of cold and low power electricity (5 kW of cold, 1 kW of electricity). The target temperature range is sufficiently low (80 to 160 °C) to target industrial heat recovery applications, but also heat networks and non-concentrated solar thermal energy.
The objective in 2019 of the project is to achieve an operational prototype of this combined cycle by integrating an expander to the existing absorption-chiller available in our laboratory. This thesis is the next steps of the project in order to:

  • Conduct the experimental measurements of the TRICYCLE machine using an adapted instrumentation in order to better understand its behavior (static and dynamic)
  • Conduct numerical simulations of the machine (under DYMOLA / MODELICA) and validate the models by comparison to the measurements
  • Simulate the coupling of this machine with add-ons (heat storage and / or electrical storage) in a system (application: heat network, automobile, etc.)

LOCATION

  • Département Thermique Biomasse et Hydrogène (LITEN)
  • Service Systèmes Biomasse et Réseaux Thermiques
  • Laboratoire Systèmes Solaires Haute Température
  • Place: Grenoble
  • Start date of the thesis: 01/10/2019

CONTACT PERSON
Hai Trieu PHAN
Phone number: +33 4 79 79 23 72\
UNIVERSITY / GRADUATE SCHOOL\
Université Grenoble Alpes

THESIS SUPERVISOR
Nolwenn LE PIERRES
Université de Savoie
Polytech Annecy-Chambéry, LOCIE
Université Savoie Mont Blanc
INES, Bâtiment Helios, bureau 2012
Savoie Technolac
73376 Le Bourget du Lac
FRANCE

 



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