ratio of specific heats

ratio of specific heats

[′rā·shō əv spə′sif·ik ′hēts]
(physical chemistry)
The ratio of specific heat at constant pressure to specific heat at constant volume, γ = Cp / Cv .
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Increased ratio of specific heats due to the leaner operating conditions of the two-stroke cycle;
While perhaps somewhat intimidating at first glance, this equation only requires knowledge of the inlet and outlet pressures, the inlet temperature, the ratio of specific heats k, and the loss factor Kloss.