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dc.contributor.advisorGannon, Anthony
dc.contributor.advisorHolmes, Andrea
dc.contributor.authorPrinsen, Thomas H.
dc.dateDec-16
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-09T00:02:38Z
dc.date.available2017-02-09T00:02:38Z
dc.date.issued2016-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/51599
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a two-party study that analyzed a compressed air storage system using fundamental thermodynamic principles and designed the compression phase using commercial-off-the-shelf components. The analysis for this system used a novel control-mass methodology that allowed both isentropic and isothermal work and heat transfer processes to be calculated using end states. The resulting formulas provide a rigorously derived yet straightforward benchmark for the upper limits of efficiency in such systems. The design portion of this study lays the groundwork for building the compression phase of a solar-powered compressed air energy storage system that will integrate a rotary compressor, ultracapacitors, and a turbocharger to serve as proof-of-concept for an environmentally friendly energy storage system that can effectively utilize energy provided by solar radiation. Once implemented, this system's practicality has the potential to spur the use of solar panels on Department of Defense shore installations without the side effect of relying on rare-earth materials for energy storage.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/designndnalysiso1094551599
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleDesign and analysis of a solar-powered compressed air energy storage systemen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)
dc.subject.authorcompressed airen_US
dc.subject.authorbenchmarken_US
dc.subject.authorefficiencyen_US
dc.subject.authorsolaren_US
dc.subject.authorenergy storageen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Mechanical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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