Real Heat Engine

  • Achintya Kumar PramanickEmail author
Part of the Heat and Mass Transfer book series (HMT)


In this chapter, we turn our attention to the features of a more realistic heat engine, unlike thermoelectric generator, which is considered to be the natural heat engine. In the first place, we abandon the linear heat transfer law for the external heat transfer resistance while adopting a generalized power law. Such a power law is immediately inclusive of linear model representing conventional Newton’s law of cooling, phenomenological heat transfer law, and radiative heat transmission mode among a host.


Heat Transfer Heat Exchanger Heat Transfer Rate Heat Engine Cold Side 
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational Institute of Technology DurgapurDurgapurIndia

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