heat engine

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any engine that makes use of heat to do work

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An article in the latest edition of the journal Science describes an innovative form of heat engine that operates using only one single atom.
German researchers took a step toward that goal in October by building a heat engine consisting of a single atom.
He likened the atmosphere to a heat engine that picks up water near the surface of the Earth.
Schematic presentation of the processes occurring in the cavities of the plate makes the investigation easier and enables to prove that in the cavity of the plate there exists a heat engine cycle where mechanical energy is produced.
In the heat engine invented almost 200 years ago by Robert Stirling, a gas-filled cylinder is periodically heated and cooled so that the gas expands and contracts.
The TRMM satellite provided a look under the hood of the storm and noticed the heavy rainfall at the center of its heat engine.
He immediately removed carburetor heat engine power was not restored.
Chen; The Ecological Optimization of an Irreversible Carnot Heat Engine.
The main goal of the present paper is to study specific parameters related to certain heat engine for nonconventional motor vehicles.
A thermomechanical engine, which is the same as a heat engine, will involve the transformation of thermal energy into mechanical work.
Now, let us imagine that there is a hypothetical little heat engine inside [S.
Robert Stirling propounded the idea of a heat engine which he termed an 'Economiser' now universally known as a 'Stirling Engine'.
A hurricane is kind of like a heat engine in the atmosphere," said Peter Dailey, lead meteorologist for catastrophe modeler AIR Worldwide Corp.
This is cause for concern because out atmosphere is in actuality a heat engine.
The Stirling heat engine, invented by Englishman Robert Stirling in about 1816, is very efficient--far more efficient than an internal combustion engine.