The Effects of Intermolecular Energy Transfers on a Closed Power Cycle’s Efficiency

David Van Den Einde

Abstract


The efficiency of the power cycle described in this paper is affected by the transfer of energy between molecular potential and translational during the expansion and contraction of its working fluid. How the thermodynamic interrelationships between the temperature, volume changes, and changes in the molecular mean free paths determine this energy shift and their affects on cycle efficiency is discussed.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/apr.v10n1p5

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