Thermodynamic efficiency (Rankine cycle)

Description

Rankine cycle is a model that is used to predict the performance of steam engines. The Rankine cycle is an idealised thermodynamic cycle of a heat engine that converts heat into mechanical work. The heat is supplied externally to a closed loop, which usually uses water as the working fluid. Thermodynamic efficiency of the process is the ratio of the net power output per heat input.

Related formulas

Variables

nthThermodynamic efficiency (dimensionless)
WturbNet power output (J/s)
QinHeat flow rate to the system (J/s)