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Exergy-based lumped simulation of complex systems: An interactive analysis tool


  • Milia, Daniela
  • Sciubba, Enrico


The paper describes an application of a computational tool developed for the extended exergy accounting (EEA) of complex systems. The application is presented in an interactive graphic form to enhance its impact on the user. The computational part is based on a modular process simulator, originally devised to compute the mass- and energy balances and the exergy accounting of energy conversion systems: the modularity of the code suggested its extension to the analysis of complex energy systems. The main characteristics of the package are its extensive modularity and its ability to handle a wide spectrum of system configurations.

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  • Milia, Daniela & Sciubba, Enrico, 2006. "Exergy-based lumped simulation of complex systems: An interactive analysis tool," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 31(1), pages 100-111.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:energy:v:31:y:2006:i:1:p:100-111
    DOI: 10.1016/

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