Introduction to the thermodynamics domain theory used by DME.
This thermodynamics domain theory is intended to be the first test bed for CML.
It contains general knowledge of thermodynamic processes and various
types of components that make up power generations cycles.
Currently, the domain theory covers steady-state, steady flow
processes necessary for performing steady-state analysis of
thermodynamic systems. The plan is to extend the domain theory to cover
non-steady-state processes, also.
Thermodynamics is a discipline with a very wide variey of
applications. Following is a list of some of them:
- Automotive engines
- Compressors, pumps
- Fossil- and nuclear-fueled power stations
- Propulsion systems for aircraft and rockets
- Combustion systems
- Cryogenic systems, gas separation and liquefaction
- Heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning system
Vapor compression and absorption
- Alternative energy systems
Thermoelectric and themionic devices
Solar-activated heating, coooing, and power generation
Ocean thermal, wave, and tidal power generation
- Biomedical applications