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ERIC Number: EJ831219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Power of a Finite Speed Carnot Engine
Agrawal, D. C.; Menon, V. J.
European Journal of Physics, v30 n2 p295-301 Mar 2009
A model of an endoreversible Carnot engine is considered where the piston moves with a constant speed "u." Expressions for the cycle time [tau] for the four branches, as well as output power, P[subscript W], are derived and the optimized root for maximum power is obtained in closed form. Our results are discussed in terms of the isothermal expansion ratio V[subscript 2]* and temperature ratio "a" in a manner accessible to students. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A