Thermo Lecture 6

Thermo Lecture 6 - We need an engine working in cycles and...

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Unformatted text preview: We need an engine working in cycles and converting heat supplied from the outside into mechanical work, possibly, with a high efficiencyE How efficient can it be? The isothermal engine could convert 100% heat into work, but did not work cyclically. Can we match this performance with an engine operating in cycles? Any fundamental law prohibiting it? The second law of thermodynamics (Kelvin-Plank statement): It is impossible to construct a heat engine operating in a cycle that extracts heat from a reservoir and delivers and equal amount of work. It is impossible to construct a heat engine operating in a cycle that extracts heat from a reservoir and delivers and equal amount of work That would be an ideal heat engineE What is a real heat engine doing? Works between two temperatures, - a hot reservoir and a cold reservoir. (Hot side and cold side). Gets some heat Q h (obtained from, say, burning a fuel) from the hot side Rejects some heat Q c to the cold side. Does work W = Q h - Q c Works in a cycle, so that the internal energy does not change, U=0 . Has an efficiency e = W/Q h h c h h Q Q Q Q W e = = Carnot cycle http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home2000/S7231633I/ A B C D Carnot cycle A - B = AB U > = h AB Q W B - C...
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