Thermodynamic Cycle Applications

  • E. M. Goodger


The concept of a cyclic thermodynamic process was introduced in section 1.4, and the Carnot cycle was seen to represent a basic method of continuous heat-work conversion. Certain other cycles with equal or lower efficiency are found to have more acceptable overall features, and these cycles are used for comparative purposes in assessing the performance of real heat engines and heat pumps commonly used in engineering.


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© E. M. Goodger 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. M. Goodger
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    • 2
  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringCranfield Institute of TechnologyBedfordUK
  2. 2.The University of NewcastleAustralia

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