reverse Carnot cycle

reverse Carnot cycle

[ri′vərs kär′nō ‚sī·kəl]
(thermodynamics)
An ideal thermodynamic cycle consisting of the processes of the Carnot cycle reversed and in reverse order, namely, isentropic expansion, isothermal expansion, isentropic compression, and isothermal compression.
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R* = ratio of a actual COP to a reverse Carnot cycle COP (-)
It gives the ratio of chiller actual COP, defined in Equation 5, to the ideal efficiency of the reverse Carnot cycle operating between the same saturated temperatures as the actual chillers, defined in Equation 6.
In these equations, [gamma] is the thermodynamic Second-Law efficiency, COP is the coefficient of performance, ICOP is the COP of reverse Carnot cycle operating between [T.