Publications and Awards

This section presents the different publications and scientific works linked to the ThermoCycle library. This works focus either on the library itself, on the numerical methods, or on the use of the library for particular cases.


The Thermocycle library was awarded with the 2nd price for contributing the free Modelica library by the board of the 10th International Modelica Conference.
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General presentation of the library and of the numerical methods

Quoilin, S., Desideri, A., Wronski, J., Bell, I., & Lemort, V.. (2014). ThermoCycle: A Modelica library for the simulation of thermodynamic systems. Proceedings of the 10th International Modelica Conference 2014

Quoilin, S., Desideri, A., Bell, I., & Wronski, J.. (2013, October 07). Robust and Computationally Efficient Dynamic Simulation of ORC Systems: The ThermoCycle Modelica Library. Paper presented at 2nd International Seminar on ORC Power Systems.

Sylvain Quoilin, Ian Bell, Adriano Desideri, and Vincent Lemort. Methods to increase the robustness of finite-volume flow models in thermodynamic systems. Energies, 7(3), 1621-1640

Ian H. Bell, Jorrit Wronski, Sylvain Quoilin, and Vincent Lemort. Pure- and Pseudo-Pure Fluid Thermophysical Property Evaluation and the Open-Source Thermophysical Property Library CoolProp. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2014.

Scientific works based on the ThermoCycle library

Hernandez Naranjo, J. A., Desideri, A., Ionescu, C., Quoilin, S., Lemort, V., & De Keyser, R. (2014, August 25). Increasing the efficiency of Organic Rankine Cycle Technology by means of Multivariable Predictive Control. Paper presented at The 19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, Cape Town, South Africa.

Melissa Ireland, Adriano Desideri, Matthew Orosz, Sylvain Quoilin, J.g. Brisson, Dynamic Simulation Of A Solar Application Of The Organic Rankine Cycle For Small-scale Distributed Generation, Paper presented at 2nd International Seminar on ORC Power Systems, 2013

Andres Hernandez, Adriano Desideri, Clara Ionescu, Sylvain Quoilin, Vincent Lemort, Robin De Keyser, Multivariable Epsac Predictive Control For Organic Rankine Cycle Technology, Paper presented at 2nd International Seminar on ORC Power Systems, 2013

Desideri A., V.D. Broek M, Gusev S., Lecompte S., Lemort V., Quoilin S., Experimental study and dynamic modeling of a WHR ORC power system with screw expanderProceedings of the 2nd International Seminar on ORC Power Systems 2013

Quoilin, S.. (2011). Sustainable energy conversion through the use of Organic Rankine Cycles for waste heat recovery and solar applications. Doctoral thesis, University of Liège, ​Liège, ​​Belgium.

ThermoCycle Repositories

The ThermoCycle repositories provide a space to publish the simulations files and the manuscripts related to research works performed using the ThermoCycle Library. Interested users can send a request to the developers of the library to obtain such space.

Queral Altés Buch, Dynamic modeling of a steam Rankine Cycle for concentrated solar power applications, Master Thesis, University Of Liège, 2014

Melissa Ireland, Dynamic Modeling and Control Strategies for a Micro-CSP Plant with Thermal Storage Powered by the Organic Rankine Cycle, Master Thesis, Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2013