Carnot Cycle and Heat Engine Fundamentals and Applications II

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February 2022
182 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-3260-8 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-3261-5 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Carnot Cycle and Heat Engine Fundamentals and Applications II that was published in

Chemistry & Materials Science
Computer Science & Mathematics
Physical Sciences

This second Special Issue connects both the fundamental and application aspects of thermomechanical machines and processes. Among them, engines have the largest place (Diesel, Lenoir, Brayton, Stirling), even if their environmental aspects are questionable for the future. Mechanical and chemical processes as well as quantum processes that could be important in the near future are considered from a thermodynamical point of view as well as for applications and their relevance to quantum thermodynamics.

New insights are reported regarding more classical approaches:

  • Finite Time Thermodynamics F.T.T.;
  • Finite Speed thermodynamics F.S.T.;
  • Finite Dimensions Optimal Thermodynamics F.D.O.T.

The evolution of the research resulting from this second Special Issue ranges from basic cycles to complex systems and the development of various new branches of thermodynamics.

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combined cycle; inverse Brayton cycle; regenerative Brayton cycle; power output; thermal efficiency; finite time thermodynamics; closed simple Brayton cycle; power output; thermal efficiency; power density; ecological function; multi-objective optimization; quantum thermodynamics; quantum circuit; open quantum system; isothermal process; IBM quantum computer; Stirling refrigerator; thermodynamic analysis; numerical model; imperfect regeneration; finite time thermodynamics; irreversible Lenoir cycle; cycle power; thermal efficiency; heat conductance distribution; performance optimization; irreversible Carnot engine; optimization; thermodynamics with finite speed; internal and external irreversibilities; entropy generation calculation; thermodynamics in finite time; irreversible Diesel cycle; power output; thermal efficiency; ecological function; power density; finite time thermodynamics; Carnot cycle; Carnot efficiency; thermal entropy; chemical entropy; mechanical entropy; thermal exergy; chemical exergy; mechanical exergy; metabolic reactions; optimization; Carnot engine; Chambadal model; entropy production action; efficiency at maximum power; n/a