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Andrew M. Steane

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198788560

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788560.001.0001

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Practical heat engines

Practical heat engines

(p.150) 11 Practical heat engines

Andrew M. Steane

Oxford University Press

Heat engines used for power generation and other purposes are introduced. The Stirling engine and the internal combustion engine are described, and the Otto cycle explained. The maximum work theorem is obtained, and the principle sources of imperfection briefly sketched. The exercises introduce further ideas such as the Stirling cycle and the Newcomen engine.

Keywords:   Stirling engine, internal combustion engine, Otto cycle, maximum work, Stirling cycle, Newcomen engine

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