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ERIC Number: EJ860652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
A Finite Speed Curzon-Ahlborn Engine
Agrawal, D. C.
European Journal of Physics, v30 n3 p587-592 May 2009
Curzon and Ahlborn achieved finite power output by introducing the concept of finite rate of heat transfer in a Carnot engine. The finite power can also be achieved through a finite speed of the piston on the four branches of the Carnot cycle. The present paper combines these two approaches to study the behaviour of output power in terms of isothermal expansion ratio V[superscript *][subscript 2] and the temperature differences "x" and "y" present at the hot source and cold sink branches, respectively, for the benefit of undergraduate students. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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