A neuro-fuzzy model of evaporator in organic rankine cycle

Enayatollahi, Hamid, Fussey, Peter and Nguyen, Bao Kha (2019) A neuro-fuzzy model of evaporator in organic rankine cycle. The 5th World Congress on Mechanical, Chemical, and Material Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal, 15 - 17 Aug 2019. Published in: Proceedings of the World Congress on Mechanical, Chemical, and Material Engineering. HTFF 178 1-8. Avestia Publishing, Ottawa, Canada. ISSN 2369-8136 ISBN 9781927877616

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The Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) is a propitious waste heat recovery (WHR) technology that allows recovery of wasted energy from low to medium temperature sources. This WHR method needs to be adopted as an Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) bottoming technology to mitigate its environmental effects and fulfil exhaust gas emission regulations. The evaporator is the most decisive element of the ORC cycle due to its high nonlinear behaviour and high thermal inertia. In this study, a neuro-fuzzy model of the evaporator is presented based on the data obtained from Finite Volume (FV) model of the evaporator. The simulation results are compared in terms of RMSE, error mean and standard deviation. The data obtained from ANFIS model reached a promising agreement with FV model. For prediction of the evaporator outlet temperature, RMSEs of 0.152 and 1.33 obtained for the training and test data, respectively. Furthermore, the ANFIS model was successfully able to predict the evaporator power with RMSE of 0.035 for the training and 0.2 for the test data. In addition, the ANFIS model compared to the FV model with twenty control volumes enhanced the simu lation time significantly. This clearly indicates the great potential of employing ANFIS model for real-time applications.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
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Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2022 12:53
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2023 10:15
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/106235

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