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Van der Waals gas as working substance in a Curzon and Ahlborn-Novikov engine
Área de Física de Procesos Irreversibles, Dpto. de Ciencias Básicas Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Atzcapotzalco Av. San Pablo 180, Col. Reynosa, 02200, D.F., México
Received: 8 January 2005 / Accepted: 8 March 2005 / Published: 18 March 2005
Abstract: Using a van der Waals gas as the working substance the so called Curzon and Ahlborn-Novikov engine is studied. It is shown that some previous results found in the literature of finite time thermodynamics can be written in a more general form, means of this gas and by taking a non linear heat transfer law.
Keywords: thermal engine; efficiency; finite time thermodynamics
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Ladino-Luna, D. Van der Waals gas as working substance in a Curzon and Ahlborn-Novikov engine. Entropy 2005, 7, 108-121.
Ladino-Luna D. Van der Waals gas as working substance in a Curzon and Ahlborn-Novikov engine. Entropy. 2005; 7(1):108-121.
Ladino-Luna, Delfino. 2005. "Van der Waals gas as working substance in a Curzon and Ahlborn-Novikov engine." Entropy 7, no. 1: 108-121.