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Reversible Work, Irreversibility, and Exergy (Availability)

  • Bahman Zohuri
  • Patrick McDaniel
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Abstract

From thermodynamic point of view, work is considered a macroscopic event, such as raising or lowering a weight or winding or unwinding of a spring. In this chapter, we talk about which work can be reversible or irreversible and what do we mean by either of these processes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bahman Zohuri
    • 1
  • Patrick McDaniel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Galaxy Advanced Engineering, Inc.University of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Department of Chemical and Nuclear EngineeringUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

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