Carnot cycle


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Carnot cycle

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(General Engineering) an idealized reversible heat-engine cycle giving maximum efficiency and consisting of an isothermal expansion, an adiabatic expansion, an isothermal compression, and an adiabatic compression back to the initial state
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Noun1.Carnot cycle - a cycle (of expansion and compression) of an idealized reversible heat engine that does work without loss of heat
oscillation, cycle - a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon; "a year constitutes a cycle of the seasons"
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The ideal thermodynamic Stirling cycle has the following advantages over theoretical Carnot cycle.
Therefore, COPs of vapor compression cooling cycles are always lower than those of a Carnot cycle under the same working conditions.
R* = ratio of a actual COP to a reverse Carnot cycle COP (-)
By using the Carnot cycle to define our state variables, we can begin to explore more deeply the metabolic cost of consciousness [Capolupo et al.
In the Carnot cycle, the work done by the engine (machine) is related to the change in volume.
As it is impossible to estimate the real processes of the plate's cavity cycle we can only discuss the expected maximum thermal efficiency by using the Carnot cycle.
finished first overall with its entry, dubbed Carnot Cycle.
While it is true that vapor compression cycle cooling equipment operates at efficiencies less than the ideal Carnot cycle due to inherent losses, solid-state cooling devices have losses of their own.
The thermal efficiency is expressed as a product of the Carnot cycle efficiency and second law efficiency