Carnot cycle

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Synonyms for Carnot cycle

a cycle (of expansion and compression) of an idealized reversible heat engine that does work without loss of heat

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The efficiency is equal to Carnot efficiency which depends only on hot and cold cylinder temperature.
Their engineers I met, were unacquainted with MHD generators and gasped at the carnot efficiency mentioned.
We investigate a small-scale Brownian heat engine working between two temperatures Tc and Th, where naively one might expect Carnot efficiency but on rigorous examination is found to be untrue due to the counter intuitive role of thermal fluctuations.
Diesel's patent called for a ratio of over compression ratio of 50:1 or what was necessary for the peak air temperatures dictated by his Carnot efficiency obsession.
Contributors cover the life and work of Prigogine, asymmetry in nonequilibrium statistical mechanics in time, quantum and classical dynamics of nonintegrable systems, statistical mechanics of a gravitational plasma, inverse problems for reaction-diffusion systems with applications to geographical population genetics, Carnot efficiency, genome-wide sequence analysis in the modeling of the replication of mammals as it applies to DNA in chromatin, and biological rhythms as temporal dissipative structures.
Borealis noted that "almost any form of fuel could be used to generate the heat" and projected that power chips could achieve 80 percent of Carnot efficiency.
Finally, a Figure of Merit was calculated, based on the Carnot Efficiency for any refrigerator.
In contrast, magnetic refrigeration can potentially achieve 70 percent of the theoretical Carnot efficiency if the losses are kept small when changing the applied magnetic field.
Using the EPA CAP database as an input, recoverable power (the amount of electricity that can be generated from waste heat) was calculated for each individual source using available waste heat and modifications to the Carnot efficiency under assumptions described below.