Ericsson cycle


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Ericsson cycle

[′er·ik·sən ‚sī·kəl]
(thermodynamics)
An ideal thermodynamic cycle consisting of two isobaric processes interspersed with processes which are, in effect, isothermal, but each of which consists of an infinite number of alternating isentropic and isobaric processes.
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Also, it was shown that the results of modeled Ericsson cycle have compatibility with the experimental Ericsson cycle.
As shown in Figure 3, Ericsson cycle starts at a temperature T1, with the application of an increasing electric field until EM (Em = 2 kV/mm) which increases the polarization to the value of P1 (path AB).
Also, the effect of polarization fatigue on the value of harvested energy was studied under applied cyclic switching using modeled thermodynamic Ericsson cycle. According to the results, the polarization fatigue is not very perceptible for applied small electric fields.
The enclosed areas by Ericsson cycles (harvested energy) in two cases of fatigued and nonfatigued are approximately equal and their difference is less than 5%, although there is a remarkable difference in their curves of polarization-electric field (Figure 1).
The liquid-flooded Ericsson cooler (LFEC) is a modification of the basic reverse Ericsson cycle that overcomes the substantial practical difficulties of achieving isothermal compression and expansion processes.
Gas cycles, such as the Ericsson cycle, can use environmentally benign working fluids, such as air, argon, xenon, or helium.
Hugenroth, J., Liquid Flooded Ericsson Cycle Cooler, A Thesis, Purdue University, 2006.
Hugenroth, J., Braun, J., Groll, E., King, G., Thermodynamic analysis of a liquid-flooded Ericsson cycle cooler, International Journal of Refrigeration, Vol.
Hugenroth, J., Braun, J., Groll, E., King, G., Experimental investigation of a liquid-flooded Ericsson cycle cooler, International Journal of Refrigeration, Vol.