Carnot engine

Carnot engine

[kär′nō ′en·jən]
(mechanical engineering)
An ideal, frictionless engine which operates in a Carnot cycle.
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Morales-Gomez, "Optimization of an irreversible Carnot engine in finite time and finite size," Revista Mexicana Defi'sica, vol.
Other considerations were studied for a class of irreversible Carnot engines that resulted from combining the characteristics of two models found in the literature--the model in finite time and the model in finite size [33].
We have implemented a visualization tool for the demonstration of a nonideal Carnot engine, operating at finite time.
The purpose of this investigation is to construct an interactive visualization tool in the form of a computer program illustrating the time dependence of a nonideal Carnot engine and to evaluate this demonstration tool among university students during an introductory thermodynamics course.
In the argument, Einstein employed a Carnot engine with two heat reservoirs, denoted by Uo and U and originally 'at rest' with the same (rest) temperature To, to illustrate how heat is transferred between them, if U is accelerated to a velocity adiabatically along with an auxiliary machine.
Einstein adopted an auxiliary thermal reservoir rather than an ordinary Carnot engine such that the machine absorbs heat from Uo without volume change.
Thomson looked at the first, isothermal stroke of a Carnot engine. His real world system was the production of steam from water at constant pressure, corresponding to the second step in the author's vision of operationalism.
In effect, the demon transfers heat from the cold chamber to the hot chamber and builds a Carnot engine to perform work.
In the case of a Carnot engine, the alternative triad representation to the above dyad relation is as follows: