adiabatic compression


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adiabatic compression

[¦ad·ē·ə¦bad·ik kəm′presh·ən]
(thermodynamics)
A reduction in volume of a substance without heat flow, in or out.
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In view of this, in the present study, along with nearly adiabatic tests nearly isothermal SHPB tests are also designed and conducted by deforming the specimens in a series of incremental steps at strain-rates similar to those used in the adiabatic compression tests.
Adiabatic compression of surface air results in a temperature rise of approximately 4[degrees]C/1,000 m so refrigeration is essential for workings below 2,000 m.
where [h.sub.2a]--freon enthalpy upon adiabatic compression completing, kJ/kg.
1 indicate the different ways of compression: the slow and isothermal compression (1) in comparison to the fast and adiabatic compression (2).

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