Note on the efficiency of thermal machines at a finite rate of expansion

L.J.F. Broer

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Abstract

By using the methods of gas dynamics the work done during expansion of an infinite mass of gas at finite speed is calculated. For the case that this speed is small compared with the speed of sound it is verified by an explicit calculation that this process will raise the entropy of the gas by the amount required by thermodynamics. In the last section some remarks on the expansion of a finite mass of gas are made.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Scientific Research, Section A : Mechanics, Heat, Chemical Engineering, Mathematical Methods
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1953

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