Steady State Flow Processes

  • Achim SchmidtEmail author


Steady state flow processes have already been discussed when introducing the first law of thermodynamics for open systems, see Sect.  11.3. Figure 21.1 shows an example for a simple open system with a single inlet and a single outlet. Characteristic for open systems in steady state is, that the mass inside the system remains constant with respect to time, so that the mass flux into the system needs to be balanced by the mass flux out of the system, i.e.
$$\begin{aligned} \boxed {\dot{m}_{1}=\dot{m}_{2}}. \end{aligned}$$

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  1. 1.Fakultät Technik und InformatikHAW HamburgHamburgGermany

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