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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Numerical modeling has shown that in systems with adiabatic compression of steam there are losses of power which are 26 .
Leishear suggests that it can ignite explosive gas, too, a conjecture that I find convincing, having known that a gas bubble within a liquid medium, when it collapses during the passage of shock waves, will reach an extreme temperature due to adiabatic compression.
In a vapor cycle system, the temperature is increased by adiabatic compression and decreases during adiabatic expansion.
Using the split Hopkinson pressure-bar (SHPB) nearly adiabatic compression tests are conducted in the intermediate strain-rate regime ranging from 1000 [s.

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