Lab 11 - Heat Engine

Lab 11 - Heat Engine - James Maltese Rebecca Rideout Rachel...

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James Maltese Rebecca Rideout Rachel Matyisin Derek Mitchell Austin Jacobs Lab Experiment 11 Mass Lifter Heat Engine Lab Meeting: Tuesdays 11:00am-1:00pm
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Purpose This lab experiment is intended to verify experimentally that the mechanical work done in lifting a mass, through a vertical distance h, is equal to the net thermal dynamic work done during a cycle by a mass lifting heat engine. Theory The thermal engine can be taken through a four-stage expansion and compression cycle and that can do useful mechanical work by lifting small masses from one height to another. The net thermal dynamic work done during a cycle is determined by finding the enclosed area on a Power vs. Volume diagram (making the shape of a parallelogram. The work that is done by lifting the mass through some vertical distance h, can be determined by the formula W (mech.) = mgh. The experiment will attempt to show that the work done by the thermodynamics of the system should equal the work done by the previously mentioned mechanical formula.
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This lab report was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course PHY 2048 taught by Professor Guzman during the Spring '08 term at FAU.

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