adiabatic process

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Noun1.adiabatic process - (thermodynamics) any process that occurs without gain or loss of heat
thermodynamics - the branch of physics concerned with the conversion of different forms of energy
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
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As shown in Figure 5, 1-2 is an adiabatic compression process, 2-3 is an isochoric endothermic process, 3-4 is an adiabatic expansion process, 4-1 is an isochoric exothermic process and 1-5-1 is a gas exchange process.
In the air capacitor, adiabatic compression by the turbocharger results in a pressure gain proportionally larger than the density gain in the intake air.
It is shown that compression efficiency could be increased from 71% for adiabatic compression to as high as 98% with spray injection for a compression ratio of 10.
Numerical modeling has shown that in systems with adiabatic compression of steam there are losses of power which are 26 ...

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