Unformatted text preview: less efficient than the old cycle. Solution: In a Carnot cycle, efficiency is 1 L H T T Î· = âˆ’ If T H decreases, efficiency goes down. The average value of T H decreases in the Rankine cycle when the pressure is lowered, so the efficiency decreases ....
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- Spring '08
- Heat engine, Carnot cycle, turbine inlet pressure