.Modelica.Media.Water

Information

This package contains different medium models for water:

Overview of WaterIF97 derived water models

The WaterIF97 models calculate medium properties for water in the liquid, gas and two phase regions according to the IAPWS/IF97 standard, i.e., the accepted industrial standard and best compromise between accuracy and computation time. It has been part of the ThermoFluid Modelica library and been extended, reorganized and documented to become part of the Modelica Standard library.

An important feature that distinguishes this implementation of the IF97 steam property standard is that this implementation has been explicitly designed to work well in dynamic simulations. Computational performance has been of high importance. This means that there often exist several ways to get the same result from different functions if one of the functions is called often but can be optimized for that purpose.

Three variable pairs can be the independent variables of the model:

  1. Pressure p and specific enthalpy h are the most natural choice for general applications. This is the recommended choice for most general purpose applications, in particular for power plants.
  2. Pressure p and temperature T are the most natural choice for applications where water is always in the same phase, both for liquid water and steam.
  3. Density d and temperature T are explicit variables of the Helmholtz function in the near-critical region and can be the best choice for applications with super-critical or near-critical states.

The following quantities are always computed in Medium.BaseProperties:

Variable Unit Description
T K temperature
u J/kg specific internal energy
d kg/m^3 density
p Pa pressure
h J/kg specific enthalpy

In some cases additional medium properties are needed. A component that needs these optional properties has to call one of the following functions:

Function call Unit Description
Medium.dynamicViscosity(medium.state) Pa.s dynamic viscosity
Medium.thermalConductivity(medium.state) W/(m.K) thermal conductivity
Medium.prandtlNumber(medium.state) 1 Prandtl number
Medium.specificEntropy(medium.state) J/(kg.K) specific entropy
Medium.heatCapacity_cp(medium.state) J/(kg.K) specific heat capacity at constant pressure
Medium.heatCapacity_cv(medium.state) J/(kg.K) specific heat capacity at constant density
Medium.isentropicExponent(medium.state) 1 isentropic exponent
Medium.isentropicEnthalpy(pressure, medium.state) J/kg isentropic enthalpy
Medium.velocityOfSound(medium.state) m/s velocity of sound
Medium.isobaricExpansionCoefficient(medium.state) 1/K isobaric expansion coefficient
Medium.isothermalCompressibility(medium.state) 1/Pa isothermal compressibility
Medium.density_derp_h(medium.state) kg/(m3.Pa) derivative of density by pressure at constant enthalpy
Medium.density_derh_p(medium.state) kg2/(m3.J) derivative of density by enthalpy at constant pressure
Medium.density_derp_T(medium.state) kg/(m3.Pa) derivative of density by pressure at constant temperature
Medium.density_derT_p(medium.state) kg/(m3.K) derivative of density by temperature at constant pressure
Medium.density_derX(medium.state) kg/m3 derivative of density by mass fraction
Medium.molarMass(medium.state) kg/mol molar mass

More details are given in Modelica.Media.UsersGuide.MediumUsage.OptionalProperties. Many additional optional functions are defined to compute properties of saturated media, either liquid (bubble point) or vapour (dew point). The argument to such functions is a SaturationProperties record, which can be set starting from either the saturation pressure or the saturation temperature. With reference to a model defining a pressure p, a temperature T, and a SaturationProperties record sat, the following functions are provided:

Function call Unit Description
Medium.saturationPressure(T) Pa Saturation pressure at temperature T
Medium.saturationTemperature(p) K Saturation temperature at pressure p
Medium.saturationTemperature_derp(p) K/Pa Derivative of saturation temperature with respect to pressure
Medium.bubbleEnthalpy(sat) J/kg Specific enthalpy at bubble point
Medium.dewEnthalpy(sat) J/kg Specific enthalpy at dew point
Medium.bubbleEntropy(sat) J/(kg.K) Specific entropy at bubble point
Medium.dewEntropy(sat) J/(kg.K) Specific entropy at dew point
Medium.bubbleDensity(sat) kg/m3 Density at bubble point
Medium.dewDensity(sat) kg/m3 Density at dew point
Medium.dBubbleDensity_dPressure(sat) kg/(m3.Pa) Derivative of density at bubble point with respect to pressure
Medium.dDewDensity_dPressure(sat) kg/(m3.Pa) Derivative of density at dew point with respect to pressure
Medium.dBubbleEnthalpy_dPressure(sat) J/(kg.Pa) Derivative of specific enthalpy at bubble point with respect to pressure
Medium.dDewEnthalpy_dPressure(sat) J/(kg.Pa) Derivative of specific enthalpy at dew point with respect to pressure
Medium.surfaceTension(sat) N/m Surface tension between liquid and vapour phase

Details on usage and some examples are given in: Modelica.Media.UsersGuide.MediumUsage.TwoPhase.

Many further properties can be computed. Using the well-known Bridgman's Tables, all first partial derivatives of the standard thermodynamic variables can be computed easily.

The documentation of the IAPWS/IF97 steam properties can be freely distributed with computer implementations and are included here (in directory Modelica/Resources/Documentation/Media/Water/IF97documentation):

Contents

NameDescription
IdealSteamWater: Steam as ideal gas from NASA source
ConstantPropertyLiquidWaterWater: Simple liquid water medium (incompressible, constant data)
StandardWaterWater using the IF97 standard, explicit in p and h. Recommended for most applications
StandardWaterOnePhaseWater using the IF97 standard, explicit in p and T. Recommended for one-phase applications
WaterIF97OnePhase_phWater using the IF97 standard, explicit in p and h, and only valid outside the two-phase dome
WaterIF97_pTWater using the IF97 standard, explicit in p and T
WaterIF97_phWater using the IF97 standard, explicit in p and h
WaterIF97_baseWater: Steam properties as defined by IAPWS/IF97 standard
WaterIF97_fixedregionWater: Steam properties as defined by IAPWS/IF97 standard, fixed region
WaterIF97_R4phRegion 4 water according to IF97 standard
WaterIF97_R5phRegion 5 water according to IF97 standard
WaterIF97_R1pTRegion 1 (liquid) water according to IF97 standard
WaterIF97_R2pTRegion 2 (steam) water according to IF97 standard
WaterIF97_R1phRegion 1 (liquid) water according to IF97 standard
WaterIF97_R2phRegion 2 (steam) water according to IF97 standard
WaterIF97_R3phRegion 3 water according to IF97 standard
IF97_UtilitiesLow level and utility computation for high accuracy water properties according to the IAPWS/IF97 standard

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