08 May 2017

Waste Heat Recovery Simulation with Organic Rankine Cycle System Modeling

FloMaster Web Seminar


As the automobile continues to evolve, the need to design and create innovative solutions to improve fuel economy grows with it. One of the most important areas of development continues to be improving fuel economy and lowering greenhouse gas emissions. When considering the internal combustion engine, today’s current vehicles only extract about one-third of the usable energy from the fuel for use in the vehicle. Several technologies are being developed under the idea of waste heat recovery, including the topic for the web seminar Organic Rankine Cycle.


As part of this presentation, the benefits and drawbacks of the Organic Rankine Cycle will be discussed along with how to construct a model of the system in FloMASTER for simulation. Further discussion will focus on how you can make important design decisions such as heat exchanger sizing, expansion device selection, and evaluating the overall system performance.

What You Will Learn

  • Where thermo-fluid system simulation can be used for Organic Rankine Cycle modeling
  • How to configure an Organic Rankine Cycle system in FloMASTER
  • How to determine optimal heat exchanger size
  • Evaluating expansion device performance
  • Determining overall system performance and efficiencies


Who Should Attend

  • Thermal Management Engineers and Managers
  • Thermo-Fluid Engineers
  • System Engineers
  • Research Engineers


About the presenter: Doug Kolak

Doug Kolak is the Flowmaster Technical Marketing Engineer for the Mechanical Analysis Division of Mentor Graphics. He has been involved with the Flowmaster product line for more than eight years in varying capacities and with computer-aided engineering (CAE) for over eleven years. In his current role, Doug is actively involved with all aspects of the Flowmaster business including Sales, Marketing, and Development.



Thursday May 18, 2017






12:00 PM - 12:45 PM CEST