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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c], respectively, set the scale of efficiency for thermoacoustic engines via the Carnot efficiency [1-.
On the other hand, its Carnot efficiency is only 10 percent, one third that of a compressor-based system.
The efficiency of an ideal stirling cycle with regeneration is equal to Carnot efficiency, which has maximum possible theoretical efficiency of all heat engines operating between same temperature limits.
Hydrogen burning MHD generators with their 85% + carnot efficiency are ideal to get a leg up on this system.
Researchers have reported efficiencies of laboratory-constructed devices using this technology of between 15% and 80% of maximum Carnot efficiency.
Given are also values of the Efficiency and Carnot Efficiency ratio ([eta]/[[eta].
One of the key merits of FCVs is high power-generation efficiency, because unlike a normal generation system, the system does not depend on the Carnot efficiency peculiar to thermo motors.