air-standard cycle

air-standard cycle

[¦er ¦stan·dərd ′sī·kəl]
(thermodynamics)
A thermodynamic cycle in which the working fluid is considered to be a perfect gas with such properties of air as a volume of 12.4 cubic feet per pound at 14.7 pounds per square inch (approximately 0.7756 cubic meter per kilogram at 101.36 kilopascals) and 492°R and a ratio of specific heats of 1:4.
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