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2-Week ISTE Workshop on Engineering Thermodynamics

EXERCISES

U. N. Gaitonde U. V. Bhandarkar B. P. Puranik

**Department of Mechanical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Bombay December 11–21, 2012
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201212071520

Engineering Thermodynamics – Exercises Texts/References There are a number of good books on Thermodynamics. An illustrative list is:

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• M. Achuthan, ‘Engineering Thermodynamics’, Prentice-Hall of India, Second Edition, New Delhi, 2009. • M. J. Moran and H. N. Shapiro, ‘Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics’, Fourth Edition, Wiley, New York, 2000. • F. W. Sears and G. L. Salinger, ‘Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory and Statistical Thermodynamics’, Addison-Wesley/Narosa, New Delhi, 1975. • R. E. Sonntag, C. Borgnakke, and G. J. Van Wylen, ‘Fundamentals of Thermodynamics’, Sixth Edition, Wiley, Singapore, 2003. • M. W. Zemansky, ‘Heat and Thermodynamics’, Fourth Edition, McGraw-Hill Kogakusha, New York/Tokyo, 1957. Steam Tables • M. L. Mathur and F. S. Mehta, ‘Steam and Other Tables (with Mollier Chart)’, Revised Edition, Jain Brothers, New Delhi, 2010.

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WI.1 Two kg of a substance undergoes the speciﬁed process in a cylinder-piston arrangement: p1 = 6 bar; V1 = 0.2 m3 ; p2 = 2 bar; V2 = 0.6 m3 . Determine the work done in each case. (a) p varies as a linear function of V . (b) pV = a constant. (c) p remains constant till the volume reaches 0.3 m3 ; pV n = a constant after that. WI.2 An electric heater has a resistance of 50Ω. It is connected across a power supply of 240 V, for a period of 2 hr. Determine the work done by the power supply on the heater. How many ‘units’ of electricity are consumed? WI.3 A system containing 5 kg of a substance is stirred with a torque of 0.3 kgf-m at a speed of 1000 RPM for 24 hr. The system meanwhile expands from 1 m3 to 2 m3 against a constant pressure of 4 kgf/cm2 . Determine the net work done in kJ. WI.4 Consider the situation shown in the ﬁgure below. The width of the channel

p o piston h water

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is b, normal to the paper. The atmospheric pressure is p0 . (a) Show that the force exerted by the water on the piston is F = p0 + ρgh 2 hb,

where ρ is the density of water. (b) Calculate the work done by the water on the piston and by the atmosphere on the water when the chamber length is increased slowly from x1 to x2 . Express your answers in terms of p0 , b, h1 , x1 , x2 , ρ, and g. WI.5 The pressure on a 250 g block of metal in increased quasi-statically and isothermally from 0 to 1000 bar. Assume that the density and isothermal bulk modulus of the metal remain (almost) constant at 20.0 g/cm3 and 2 × 1012 dyne/cm2

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respectively, determine the work done in J. Isothermal bulk modulus is deﬁned as B = −V (∂p/∂V )T . WI.6 The tension in a wire in increased quasi-statically and isothermally from Fi to Ff . If the length (L), cross-sectional are (A) and isothermal Young’s modulus (Y ) remain (almost) constant, show that the work done by the wire is

2 Ff − Fi2 . W = −L 2AY

The Young’s modulus Y = (L/A)(∂F/∂L)T . Determine the work done if L = 2 m, A = 0.0016 cm2 , Fi = 10 N, Ff = 100 N, and Y = 2.0 × 107 N/cm2 . WI.7 The equation of state of an ideal elastic substance is given by L2 L − 0 , F = KT L0 L2 where K is a constant and L0 (the length at zero tension) depends only on T . Calculate the work necessary to compress the substance from L = L0 to L = L0 /2, quasi-statically and isothermally. WI.8 (a) Show, from ﬁrst principles, that when the surface area of a system, subject to a surface tension σ, changes by a small amount dA, the work done by the system is (−σdA). (b) A bubble rose from the bottom of a lake to near its surface. The bubble was initially 1 cm in diameter, at a pressure of 2 bar. The ﬁnal pressure experienced by the bubble was 1 bar. The initial as well as the ﬁnal shape of the bubble was spherical, and its volume varied inversely to the pressure. Determine the net work done by the bubble. For water, σ = 0.073 N/m. Which additional assumptions did you make? Please comment on your answer. Additional Exercises Achuthan, Chapter 3: Problems 6, 7, 9, 14-21 (pp 68–73). Moran and Shapiro: Problems 2.18 to 2.45 (pp 75–77). Some of these use non-metric units, you may convert these to metric/SI units. Sears and Salinger: Problems 3-1 to 3-3, and 3-6(p90). Sonntag et al.: Problems 4.20 to 4.94 (pp 106–111).

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F1.1 A system executes a quasi-static process from an initial state 1 to a ﬁnal state 2, absorbing 80 kJ of heat and expanding from 2.0 m3 to 2.25 m3 against a constant pressure of 1.5 bar. The system is brought back to its initial state by a non-quasi-static process, during which it rejects 100 kJ of heat. What is the work done during the second process? F1.2 Three kg of air in a rigid container changes its state from 5.0 bar and 75◦ C to 12 bar while it is stirred. The heat absorbed is 195 kJ. Assume air to be an ideal gas with cv = 0.714 kJ/kg K. Determine the ﬁnal temperature, change in internal energy and work done. F1.3 Two kg of air at 2.5 bar and 30◦ C forms a closed system. It undergoes a constant pressure process with heat addition of 450 kJ. Compute ﬁnal temperature, change in enthalpy, change in internal energy, and work done. Assume air to be an ideal gas, with MolWt of 29 kg/kmol and cv = 0.714 kJ/kg K. F1.4 A perfectly insulated system contains 0.1 m3 of hydrogen at 30◦ C, 5.0 bar. It is stirred at constant pressure till the temperature reaches 60◦ C. Determine heat transferred, change in internal energy, stirrer work, and net work. Treat hydrogen as an ideal gas with MolWt = 2 kg/kmol, γ = 1.4. F1.5 A closed system contains 2 kg of air at 3 bar, 150◦ C. It is stirred, and expands till its pressure reduces to 1 bar. During the process, the temperature of the system is maintained constant at 150◦ C. If the stirrer does 120 kJ of work, determine (a) expansion work done, and (b) heat transferred. Assume R = 287 J/kg K for air. F1.6 The heat transferred during the quasi-static process of an ideal gas with constant speciﬁc heats in which only expansion work is done can be represented by dq = c dT , where c is a constant. Show that the equation for this process can be represented as p v k = const. Determine k in terms of cp , cv and c. F1.7 Consider the action of an air gun. The gun consists of a chamber of volume VC connected to a long cylindrical barrel of volume VB . Initially, compressed air at pressure pC and temperature TC is ﬁlled in the chamber. The bullet is located at the chamber-end of the barrel, and is held in place by a stopper. When the bullet is relased, the air in the chamber expands into the barrel and accelerates the bullet. Assume that the bullet behaves like a leak-proof, frictionless piston; air expands adiabatically; and air behaves like an ideal gas with constant speciﬁc heats. (a) Obtain an expression for V0 , the muzzle

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velocity of the bullet, in terms of pC , VB , VC , mb (mass of the bullet), and po (ambient pressure). (b) Is there an optimal length of the barrel? (c) In what way, in a real air-gun, will the situation diﬀer? F1.8 Consider the electrolyte in a car battery as a system. It is charged over a period of 24[h]. During charging, the potential across the electrodes is 24[V] and the current drawn is 1.0[A]. During the process, 15.0[litre] of a gas is evolved. The evolution of gas may be modeled as the displacement of the atmosphere, which remains at 1.0[bar]. (a) Sketch the system diagram. (b) Sketch appropriate process diagrams. (c) Determine all components of work done by the system, and the total work. F1.9 Argon (MolWt 40 kg/kmol) is initially at 4 bar, 100◦ C in a closed system. During a process, it expands from an initial volume of 10 litre to a ﬁnal volume of 20 litre. The ﬁnal pressure is 2 bar, and the process may be represented by a straight line on a p–V diagram. During the process, the system is stirred, and absorbs 3 kJ of stirrer work. Determine expansion work, total work, and heat absorbed by the system. F1.10 Two kg of Nitrogen gas, initially at 10 bar, 400 K, executes an adiabatic process to 5 bar, 200 K. The process is suspected to be non-quasi-static. During the process the system absorbs electric work of 1500 kJ. Determine (a) change in volume, (b) change in internal energy, (c) change in enthalpy, (d) net work done, and (e) expansion work done. For Nitrogen, molecular mass is 28 kg/kmol and γ = 1.4. F1.11 A closed contains 10 kg of an ideal gas. The initial state is 10 bar, 300 K, and the ﬁnal state is 5 bar, 300 K. The process is not necessarily quasi-static. During the process, electric work of 50 kJ is absorbed, and the heat loss is 30 kJ. Sketch the process on a p–V diagram. Determine (a) change in energy, (b) expansion work, (c) total work. Additional Exercises Achuthan, Chapter 5: Problems 1(p103), 5, 6(p104), 7, 8, 11(p105), and 12, 13(p106). Moran and Shapiro: Problems 2.54 to 2.70 (pp 78–80). Some of these use non-metric units, you may convert these to metric/SI units. Sears and Salinger (Read ‘quasi-static’ where you see ‘reversible’.): Problems 2-4(p55)+3-4(p90) 2-5(p55)+3-5(p90), 3-7(p90), 3-13 to 3-18(pp91,92), 3-22 to 3-26(p93) Sonntag et al.: Problems 5.89 to 5.102(pp 152–154).

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Properties of Fluids, The First Law – 2 F2.0 Plot, using your steam tables, the following diagrams for ordinary water substance. (a) p–v diagram on linear scales. Plot a number of isotherms. (b) p–v diagram on logarithmic scales. Plot a number of isotherms. (c) u–T diagram on linear scales. Plot a number of isobars. (d) h–T diagram on linear scales. Plot a number of isobars. (e) T –v diagram, linear scale for T , logarithmic scale for v. (f) T –s diagram on linear scales. Plot a number of isobars. F2.1 Find the state of a closed system containing 1 kg of water substance as mentioned below. Specify h, v, x, and s as appropriate: (a) saturated liquid at 5 bar, (b) saturated vapour at 10 bar, (c) wet steam of quality 0.8 and at 3 bar, (d) 5 bar, 200◦ C, and (e) 100 bar, 200◦ C. F2.2 Classify the following states of 1 kg of water substance as wet, dry saturated, superheated steam, subcooled liquid, etc.: (a) p = 1 bar, T = 150◦ C, (c) p = 2 bar, S = 6.2 kJ/K, (e) H = 2900 kJ, S = 6.2 kJ/K, (g) H = 2700 kJ, p = 0.5 bar, (i) T = 100◦ C, x = 0.8. (b) p = 2 bar, T (d) p = 2 bar, V (f) H = 2500 kJ, S (h) H = 2100 kJ, T = 200◦ C, = 0.1 m3 , = 8.8 kJ/K, = 50◦ C,

F2.3 For the following processes, ﬁnd the changes in h, s, v, T , and x, as appropriate. The initial state pressure is p1 = 5 bar. the ﬁnal state is 2. (a) constant volume : (b) constant entropy : (c) constant volume : (d) constant enthalpy : (e) constant volume : (f) constant pressure : v1 = 0.3 m3 /kg, s1 = 6.3 kJ/kg K, h1 = 2500 kJ/kg, s1 = 6.4 kJ/kg K, T1 = 200◦ C, x1 = 0.5, p2 = 3.0 bar; p2 = 1.5 bar; p2 = 2.0 bar; p2 = 2.0 bar; p2 = 2.0 bar; T2 = 400◦ C.

F2.4 For the Van der Waals equation of state, (p + a )(v − b) = RT v2

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show that pc = a/27b2 , vc = 3b, and Tc = 8a/27bR, where subscript c denotes critical conditions. F2.5 Derive the reduced equation of state for a Van der Waals gas: (pR + 3 )(3vR − 1) = 8TR 2 vR

where the the reduced quantities are deﬁned as follows: pR = p/pc , vR = v/vc , and TR = T /Tc . F2.6 Obtain an equation for the expansion work done by a Van der Waals gas during an isothermal process in terms of the reduced quantities. F2.7 Determine the region of p–v–T space in which a Van der Waals equation can be approximated by an ideal gas equation to an accuracy of ±1% in pressure. (That is, |(pvg − pig )/pig | ≤ 0.01, where pvg and pig are pressures calculated using the Van der Waals equation and the ideal gas equation, respectively, at the same v and T .) F2.8 From the steam tables, read oﬀ the critical conditions for water substance. Obtain the Van der Waals constants a and b. F2.9 Show that, for a Van der Waals gas, pc vc / R Tc = 3/8. Check this out for steam. How good is the Van der Waals equation for steam? Comment. F2.10 Calculate the work done per kg in compressing steam (a) from 1 bar to 25 bar, isothermally at 400◦ C, and (b) from 5 bar to 25 bar, isothermally at 600◦ C. Use steam tables and the trapezoidal rule for integration. Compare these values with those obtained by assuming steam to be a Van der Waals gas. F2.11 Two kg of steam at critical conditions is sealed in a rigid container. It is then placed inside an oven at 349.9◦ C, and allowed to reach thermal equilibrium. Determine the masses of water and steam in the ﬁnal state, and the heat transferred. F2.12 2 kg of saturated liquid water at 12 bar is mixed with 1 kg of superheated steam at 12 bar, 300◦ C. The mixing is adiabatic and at constant pressure. Determine the changes in volume and internal energy, the dryness fraction in the ﬁnal state, and work done. F2.13 Compute the changes in the internal energy and enthalpy, and the expansion work done when 1 kg of saturated liquid water at 100◦ C evaporates isothermally into dry saturated steam.

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F2.14 Water at 100◦ C and 6 bar is supplied 1500 kJ/kg of heat at constant pressure. Determine the ﬁnal state of the system (enthalpy, dryness fraction, temperature). The system is a closed one. F2.15 A rigid metallic container is separated into two equal parts by a thin partition. One part contains 1 kg of saturated liquid water at 100◦ C. The other part is evacuated. The partition is broken, and equilibrium reestablished after some time. During the process, the temperature of the system is maintained by immersing it in an oil bath maintained at 100◦ C. Determine (a) ﬁnal state of steam, (b) work done, and (c) heat transferred. F2.16 Consider the system shown in the ﬁgure. The left chamber contains an ideal gas. The right chamber contains 2 kg of saturated liquid water at 1 bar. The gas is sirred, and the steam allowed to expand at constant pressure till it becomes dry saturated. Determine (a) change in internal energy of the ideal gas, (b) heat transferred across the diathermal wall, (c) stirrer work, and (d) work done by steam.

stirrer adiabatic cylinder

ideal gas

2 kg water

p=constant

adiabatic piston fixed diathermic partition

Rework the problem if the stirring is continued till the the steam reaches a temperature of 150◦ C. Assume that the ideal gas has a mass of 1 kg, and its speciﬁc heat at constant volume is 0.72 kJ/kg K. F2.17 A rigid, insulated vessel is divided into two chambers by an adiabatic partition wall. One chamber contains 1 kg of wet steam at 4 bar and dryness fraction 0.7, while the other chamber contains 0.5 kg of dry saturated steam at 2 bar. If the partition between the chambers is removed, and the ﬂuids on both sides allowed to mix, determine the speciﬁc volume, speciﬁc internal energy, pressure, and dryness fraction in the ﬁnal state. (You may have to use a trial-and-error procedure, or a graphical procedure, to determine the ﬁnal state.) F2.18 1.5 kg of steam is compressed from an initial state 1 (2 bar, dry saturated) to a ﬁnal state 2 (8 bar). The process may be modeled as pV = constant. Determine (a) ﬁnal temperature and ﬁnal state, (b) change in energy, (c) work done by steam, and (d) heat absorbed by steam.

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The Second Law Whenever you work with the Second Law, keep the following questions in mind: Does the process satisfy the Second Law? Is it impossible, reversible, or irreversible? If irreversible, what are the causees of irreversibility? SL.1 A conductor connects two reservoirs at temperatures of 1200 K and 500 K. The steady ﬂow rate of heat from the hot to the cold reservoir is 150 W. Determine the rate of entropy production by the conductor. SL.2 1 kg of water in a cylinder-piston arrangement is initially in the saturated liquid state at 8 bar. It absorbs heat from a reservoir at 250◦ C. During the process the piston moves in such a way that the pressure remains constant. At the end of the process, water has completely evaporated into steam. Determine (a) heat transferred, (b) change in entropy of the system, (c) change in entropy of the reservoir, and (d) change in entropy of the universe. SL.3 A thermally insulated cylinder, closed at both ends, is ﬁtted with a leakproof, frictionless, diathermic piston which divides the cylinder into two parts. Initially, the piston is clamped in the centre, with 1 litre of air at 300 K and 3 bar on one side and 1 litre of air at 300 K and 1 bar on the other side. The piston is released, and reaches equilibrium in pressure and temperature at a new position. Compute the ﬁnal pressure and temperature and the change in entropy. Which irreversible process has taken place? SL.4 Three kg of an ideal gas in a rigid insulated container changes its state from 600 kPa and 300 K to 2 MPa, while it is stirred. Assuming cp 1.0 kJ/kg K, and γ = 1.4, determine the change in entropy of the system. SL.5 An insulated chamber of volume 2V0 is divided by a thin, rigid partition into two parts of volume V0 each. Initially, one chamber contains an ideal gas at a pressure p0 and temperature T0 . The other chamber is evacuated. The partition is suddenly removed. Show that, when equilibrium is reestablished, the temperature is T0 . Determine the change in entropy. Which irreversible process has taken place? SL.6 Ten kg of dry saturated steam at 35 bar, contained in a cylinder-piston arrangement, is brought into thermal contact with a heat sink at 175◦ C. The steam rejects 16000 kJ of heat during a constant pressure process. Determine (a) ﬁnal state of steam, (b) change in entropy of steam, and (c) change in entropy of the universe.

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SL.7 Two kg of saturated liquid water at 2 bar is mixed adiabatically with 5 kg of steam at 2 bar, 400◦ C. During the process, the pressure remains constant. Determine the ﬁnal state and the change in entropy. SL.8 One kg of a liquid at 300 K is mixed with 1 kg of the same liquid at 400 K in an adiabatic calorimeter. Assume that there is no change of phase and that the density and speciﬁc heat of the liquid remains constant at 1200 kg/m3 and 5 kJ/kg K. Calculate the change in entropy of the system. SL.9 One kg of an ideal gas at 12 bar and 500 K is mixed with 1 kg of the same gas at 5 bar and 300 K. The mixing takes place at constant volume. During the process, the system rejects 150 kJ of heat to the environment, which remains at 300 K. Gas properties: RM M = 32, γ = 1.33. Determine (a) ﬁnal state (temperature, volume, pressure), and (b) change in entropy of the universe. SL.10 A closed system undergoes a process between ﬁxed initial and ﬁnal states (1 and 2) such that the overall changes in energy, entropy, and volume are E2 − E1 = ∆E, S2 − S1 = ∆S, and V2 − V1 = ∆V respectively. The only input of energy to the system is from condensing steam at a temperature Ts . The only outputs of energy are the heat transfer to the environment and work done in displacing the environment. The amount of heat absorbed from steam by the system is Q. (a) Apply the ﬁrst law to the system. (b) Apply the second law to the system. (c) Show that any irreversibility in the process gives rise to a wastage of the thermal energy of steam by an amount Q− Ts (∆E + po ∆V − To ∆S) Ts − To

where po and To are respectively the pressure and temperature of the environment. SL.11 An inventor has proposed a refrigeration system that works without any work input. The invention has the following characteristics: (a) It is a cyclic device, and does not have any work interaction with the surroundings. (b) It absorbs 35 kW of heat from the cold space at 10◦ C, and also absorbs 90 kW of heat from condensing steam at 100 ◦ C. (c) It rejects heat to the atmosphere, which is at 30◦ C. Apply the ﬁrst law and determine the rate of heat rejection to the atmosphere. Apply the second law and determine whether the proposed system is possible or not. SL.12 Water in a piston cylinder assembly is as shown in the ﬁgure below. There are two stops, a lower one at which the volume enclosed is 1 m3 and the upper one at which the volume enclosed is 3 m3 . The piston mass and the atmospheric

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pressure are such that the piston ﬂoats at 500 kPa. The above described system has water initially at 1 MPa and 500◦ C. This is allowed to cool to 100◦ C, by rejecting heat to atmosphere at 30◦ C. Calculate the total entropy generated in the process?

Water

SL.13 Consider the system shown in the ﬁgure. The adiabatic cylinder(C)-piston(P) arrangement has a ﬁxed diathermic partition(D) inside it. The chamber away from the piston(A) contains M kg of an ideal gas, initially at a temperature T1 and pressure p1 . The other chamber(B) also contains M kg of the same gas, initially at a temperature T1 and pressure p1 . C P B D A

During a process, the piston is moved slowly, to compress the gas in B. The process continues till the temperature reaches T2 . Determine (a) ﬁnal pressure of gas in A, (b) heat transfer across the partition D, (c) work done by gas in B, (d) the entropy change of the universe, and (e) ﬁnal pressure of gas in B. (f) Show that the process for the gas in B can be represented by pv k = constant, and obtain an expression for k in terms of γ of the gas. Additional Exercises Achuthan, Chapter 7: 6–9, 11, 12, 17 (pp 165–168). Moran and Shapiro: 5.1 to 5.23 (pp 231–233). Sears and Salinger: 5-1, 5-4, 5-5, 5-7 to 5-9, 5-11, 5-13, 5-16, 5-20, 5-21, 5-27 (pp141–145). Sonntag et al.: 7.33 to 7.38 (p 242).

**Engineering Thermodynamics – Exercises Property Relations PR.1 Consider s as a function of T and p. Show that T ds = cp dT − T ∂v ∂T dp
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PR.2 Now consider s as a function of T and v, and derive another expression for T ds, similar to that in Exercise PR.1. PR.3 Using the results of Exercises PR.1 and PR.2, show that cp − cv = T ∂v ∂T ∂p ∂T

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PR.4 Derive an expression for (∂cv /∂v)T in terms of p, v, and T . PR.5 Show that for a Van der Waals gas, cv is a function of T alone. PR.6 Determine cp − cv for a Van der Waals gas. PR.7 Determine whether cp is a function of T alone for a Van der Waals gas. PR.8 Using the table below, estimate the values of cp , cv , γ, β= 1 v ∂v ∂T , κ=−

p

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∂v ∂p

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for steam at 7 bar and 500◦ C. p, bar 7.0 7.0 7.0 6.5 7.5 T , ◦C 490 500 510 500 500 h, kJ/kg 3460 3482 3503 3482 3481 v, m3 /kg 0.5002 0.5069 0.5136 0.5461 0.4730 s, kJ/kg K 7.901 7.929 7.957 7.964 7.897

**PR.9 The Joule-Kelvin coeﬃcient µ is deﬁned as µ = (∂T /∂p)h . Show that µ= 1 T cp ∂v ∂T −v
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p

What is the utility of this equation? Show that the Joule-Kelvin coeﬃcient of an ideal gas is zero. PR.10 Prove that ∂u ∂p ∂v ∂T ∂v ∂p

= −T

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T

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∂p ∂T

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cp T vβ

Describe an experiment that will use this relation to determine cp without any energy measurements. PR.12 In a property table, three consecutive entries at constant pressure are as follows: 1 2 3 h, kJ/kg 3465 3486 3508 s, kJ/kg K 8.329 8.356 8.384 Estimate the value of temperature and speciﬁc Gibbs function at point 2. PR.13 Determine gf and gg for ordinary water substance at 1 bar, 10 bar, 100 bar, etc. Generalise the result. Explain it. PR.14 For a ﬂuid, the speciﬁc Gibbs function g(= h−T s) is given by the expression g = RT ln(p/p0 ) − b(T )p, where R and p0 are constants and b(T ) is a function only of T . For such a ﬂuid, (c) derive the equation of state, (d) an expression for s, and (e) an expression for cp . PR.15 Derive an expression for ∂T ∂v in terms of cv , and EoS information.

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Check its value for an ideal gas. Explain the result. Now, consider the case of a Van-der-Waals gas. Comment on the result. PR.16 The velocity of sound c in a ﬂuid is related to the thermodynamic state by the relation ∂p c2 = ∂ρ s Express c2 in terms of cp , cv , p, ρ, and T . What does this expression reduce to for an ideal gas with constant speciﬁc heats? PR.17 Derive the Clausius-Clapeyron equation by applying Maxwell’s equation for (∂T /∂p)v or (∂T /∂p)s in the two-phase zone of a ﬂuid like water. From the textbooks you have used, ﬁnd out other methods to derive the C-C equation. Using Steam Tables, check whether the Clausius-Clapeyron equation is satisﬁed by steam-water equilibrium data at 100 bar. PR.18 Consider a Carnot cycle working between two temperatures T and T − dT with a vapour as a working ﬂuid. The cycle lies entirely within the two-phase zone of the vapour. Sketch the cycle on T − s coordinates. Write down an expression for its eﬃciency, in terms of the work done and the heat absorbed.

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Equate this to the standard expression for the eﬃciency of the Carnot cycle. Hence, derive the Clausius-Clapeyron relation for (dT /dp)sat . PR.19 he following relation between the saturation pressure p and saturation temperature T of a ﬂuid has been obtained by using the Clausius-Clapeyron equation. hf g , ln p = A − RT where A is a constant. One of the assumptions made for this derivation is that dry saturated vapour behaves like an ideal gas. Derive this equation. Which additional assumptions did you make? PR.20 If the speciﬁcation for the properties of a substance is given as a(T, v) show that all its properties, including any change-of-phase (saturation) lines, can be derived. PR.21 Consider a Van-der-Waals gas, with a constant cv (note: you must have already shown that cv for such a gas is a function of T alone). Obtain an expression for a(T, v). It is recommended that you work with reduced properties. Use some reasonable values for cv and show, numerically/graphically, that there exists a critical point, and determine some saturation points and saturation states below critical temperature.

Open Thermodynamic Systems OS.1 Joule postulated that the temperature of water when it comes down a waterfall rises. Consider the waterfall to be an open thermodynamic system and determine the height through which the water should fall for its temperature to rise by 1◦ C. Assume water to be an incompressible ﬂuid with cp = 4.186 kJ/kg K. List all other assumptions made while solving the problem. OS.2 Steam is supplied to a turbine with hi = 3.2 MJ/kg and it leaves with he = 2.5 MJ/kg. The entrance and exit velocities are 170 m/s and 280 m/s respectively. If the heat loss is 50 kJ/kg, what is the work done? OS.3 A steady ﬂow system receives 60 kg/min of gas at 2 bar, 90◦ C with negligible velocity, and discharges it at a point 20 m above the entrance section at a temperature of 300◦ C with a velocity of 2200 m/min. During this process, 2 kW of heat is supplied from external sources, and the increase in enthalpy is 7.8 kJ/kg. Determine the power output.

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OS.4 A centrifugal air compressor compresses 5 m3 /min of gas from 10 N/cm2 to 70 N/cm2 . The inlet and exit speciﬁc volumes are 0.8 m3 /kg and 0.4 m3 /kg respectively. The duct diameter is 10 cm at the inlet and 5 cm at the exit. Determine (a) rate of ﬂow work, (b) mass ﬂow rate, and (c) change in velocity. OS.5 A steam turbine receives steam at a rate of 5400 kg/hr and develops power of 600 kW. Neglecting heat losses, determine the change in speciﬁc enthalpy of steam ﬂowing through the turbine if (a) the entrance and exit velocities and heights are negligible, and (b) if the entrance and exit velocities are 50 m/s and 320 m/s respectively, and the inlet is 4 m above the exhaust. OS.6 In a steady-state apparatus, the work done by the system is 80 kJ/kg of ﬂuid. The speciﬁc volume, pressure, and velocity at the inlet and exit are 0.5 m3 /kg, 8 bar, 12 m/s, and 0.7 m3 /kg, 1 bar, 220 m/s respectively. The inlet is 10 m above the exit and the total heat loss is 10 kJ/kg of ﬂuid. What is the change in speciﬁc internal energy? OS.7 A ship propulsion system incorporates a compressor which receives steam at 3.4 bar with 5 percent moisture. It delivers it dry and saturated at 8 bar. Steam ﬂow rate is 5 kg/s. The compression is adiabatic. Diameters of the inlet and exit ducts are 20 cm. The mechanical eﬃciency of the machine is 92%. (a) Determine the power required to drive the compressor. (b) Is the process possible or impossible? Why? What is the limiting exit state? Assume that the exit pressure is ﬁxed. OS.8 The inlet conditions for the nozzle of a steam turbine are 60 bar, 350◦ C. The exit conditions are 10 bar, 0.9 dry. (a) If the steam ﬂow rate is 10,000 kg/hr, determine the exit velocity and exit area. (b) Is the process possible or impossible? Why? What is the limiting exit state and exit velocity? Assume that the exit pressure is ﬁxed. OS.9 The inlet conditions of a water pump are 1 bar, 25◦ C, and the exit pressure is 180 bar. The pump consumes 75 kW of power and pumps 12,000 litres of water per hour (at inlet conditions). Determine the temperature of water at the exit of the pump. If we deﬁne the ideal pump as the one which does the pumping isothermally, what is the eﬃciency of the pump? OS.10 Feedwater at 0.1 bar is pumped from a condenser into a boiler at 25 bar. Water at the exit of condenser is saturated and the compression is isentropic. Determine the work done per kg of water pumped, and the ﬂow work. OS.11 Water at a rate of 120 kg/min enters a pump at 1 bar, 35◦ C. Thepump power is 110 kW, and the pump raises the pressure to 5 bar. The water then passes

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through a boiler in which 1800 kJ/kg of heat is added. Assuming negligible pressure drop in the boiler, determine the state at the exit of the boiler and the velocity at that point if the diameter of the exit duct is 20 cm. OS.12 Water ﬂows through a horizontal venturimeter at a steady rate of 600 kg/min. The inlet and throat diameters of the venturi are 6.0 cm and 3.0 cm respectively. If there is no transfer of heat or work, and no change in internal energy, and if the density remains constant at 1000 kg/m3 , what will be the pressure drop between the inlet and throat in bar? OS.13 Wet steam at 10 bar is passed through a throttling calorimeter. The state of steam after throttling is 0.75 bar, 100◦ C. What is the dryness fraction of steam before throttling? OS.14 A rigid, insulated bottle of volume V0 is perfectly evacuated. The stopper is opened and ambient air (at p0 , T0 ) is allowed to ﬂow in. When the ﬂow stops, the stopper is replaced. Determine the ﬁnal temperature of air in the bottle. OS.15 Steam enters the nozzle of a steam turbine with a velocity of 5 m/s at a pressure of 40 bar and 600◦ C. The pressure and temperature at nozzle exit were measured as 1 bar, 200◦ C. Determine (a) exit velocity, (b) entropy production rate if the ﬂow rate of steam is 1.5 kg/s, and (c) isentropic eﬃciency of the nozzle. OS.16 An adiabatic steam turbine handles 10 kg/s of steam. The inlet state is 10 bar, dry saturated. The exit pressure is 1 bar. The isentropic eﬃciency of the turbine is 0.8. Determine (a) exit state, (b) power output, and (c) entropy production rate. OS.17 In a heat exchanger, air is heated from 30◦ C to 80◦ C by means of a second air stream which enters the heat exchanger at 150◦ C. Both streams have a ﬂow rate of 2 kg/s and ﬂow without any loss of pressure. Determine (a) heat transferred between the streams, and (b) entropy production rate. Assume cp = 1.0 kJ/kg K for air. OS.18 120 kg/hr of saturated water at 8 bar enters a heat exchanger and leaves at 4 bar, 200◦ C. Hot air enters at 600◦ C, 2 bar, and leaves at 240◦ C, 2 bar. Determine (a) ﬂow rate of air, (b) heat transfer rate from air to water, (c) rate of entropy outﬂow for each stream, and (d) entropy production rate. Use cp = 1.0 kJ/kg K for air. OS.19 An adiabatic cylinder C consists of two parts A and B, separated by a ﬁxed, diathermic, partition D as shown in the ﬁgure below:

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The chamber at the left is continuously ﬂushed with dry saturated steam at a pressure pA , and hence is initially full of it. The right chamber is now ﬁlled with an ideal gas (with constant speciﬁc heats at a temperature TB which is lower than TA (= Tsat (pA )). Heat is transferred across the diathermic partition from steam to air, and the temperature of air ﬁnally reaches TA . Any steam which condenses remains in chamber A (i.e. the exit state of A is always dry saturated steam at pA ). (a) Explain, with appropriate equations, how you will determine (1) the heat transferred across the partition, (2) the mass of condensed steam in chamber A, and (3) the change in entropy of air in B. (Nomenclature: mB : mass of air in B, cp , cv , γ: properties of air in B, m1 : initial mass of steam in A, mg : ﬁnal mass of steam in A, mf : ﬁnal mass of water (condensate) in A, hf , hg , hf g : properties of steam.) (b) Compute the quatities speciﬁed in (a) if pA = 40 bar, TB = 30◦ C, and mB = 10 kg. OS.20 The ﬁgure below shows a butane cylinder of diameter D = 0.4 m and height H = 0.8 m. The butane is at 300 K. Initially, the level of liquid in the cylinder in 0.7 m. The valve is opened, and some butane is taken out for consumption. During this process, (a) the temperature of butane is maintained at 300 K, (b) it absorbs heat from the environment, which is at 310 K, and (c) only dry saturated vapour leaves the cylinder. The ﬁnal level of butane is 0.3 m. Determine the mass of butane consumed, and the heat absorbed. Butane properties at 300 K are: psat = 2.607 bar, ρf = 570.5 kg/m3 , ρg = 6.559 kg/m3 , hf = 564.0 kJ/kg, hg = 924.7 kJ/kg.

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A sample of steam is throttled to near ambient temperature, and then put through a separating chamber, where it is split into two streams. Stream A is dry saturated steam and stream B is saturated liquid. The ﬂow rates of the two streams are measured as mA = 0.9 kg/s and mB = 0.1 kg/s. (a) Determine the ˙ ˙ dryness fraction of steam in the duct. (b) Can a simple throttling calorimeter be used for this measurement? Why? OS.23 An incompressible liquid (density ρ, isobaric sp heat cp ) of mass M is ﬁlled in a tank, at an intial temperature T0 . The top surface is open to the atmosphere (at p0 ). For t ≥ 0, a stream of the same ﬂuid enters the tank at a temperature Ti , the inﬂow rate is mi . At the same time, ﬂuid at a rate of me is withdrawn ˙ ˙ from the tank. Assume that the liquid in the tank is well mixed and neglect any heat transfer between the liquid and the surroundings. Derive expressions for (a) rate of change of temperature of the liquid in the tank at t = 0, and (b) rate of entropy production at t = 0.

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OS.24 Study the ﬁgure shown below. The pump P pumps water into the boiler B. The steam generated runs a turbine T. The exhaust of the turbine is split into two streams 5 and 6 in the separator S. The mixer M is used to mix some water from boiler inlet and some steam from boiler exit to provide a mixed steam 9. Data: State 1: 1 bar, sat.liq.; States 2, 8: 50 bar; States 3, 7: 50 bar, 400◦ C; State 4: 2 bar; State 5: 2 bar, sat.liq.; State 6: 2 bar, dry.sat.vap.; State 9: 50 bar, dry.sat.vap.; m4 = 10 kg/s; m9 = 1 kg/s; isentropic eﬃciency of turbine ˙ ˙ 0.8. Determine (a) power produced by the turbine, (b) mass ﬂows at 5, 6, 7, 8, and 1, (c) power comsumed by the pump, (d) rate of heat absorption in the boiler, and rate of production of entropy in (e) the turbine, (f) the separator, and (g) the mixer. ˙ Qb

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Combined First and Second Laws Assume that the environment is at p0 = 1 bar, T0 = 300 K, unless speciﬁed otherwise. CL.1 What is the maximum work that can be obtained from a perfectly evacuated space of volume Vvac ? CL.2 Determine the maximum useful work that can be obtained when the following systems undergo the speciﬁed change of state: (a) 1 kg of ordinary water substance at (i) 10 bar, saturated liquid, (ii) 10 bar, dry saturated vapour, (iii) 10 bar, 600◦ C. In each case, the ﬁnal state is (p0 , T0 ). (b) Initial state: Two identical systems of the same mass m, and speciﬁc heat capacity cp , temperatures TA and TB , and pressure p0 . Final state: equilibrium with each other. Process: no change of phase, adiabatic, constant pressure. CL.3 (a) Calculate the maximum useful power output from an adiabatic steam turbine if the inlet state is 10 bar, 350◦ C, exit pressure is 1 bar, and the ﬂow

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rate 5 kg/s. Also determine the exit state. (b) Rework the problem if the steam loses 40 kJ/kg of heat to the atmosphere which is at 300 K. What is the exit state in this case? CL.4 Air at 1200 K and 8 bar expands in an adiabatic turbine to 1 bar, with an isentropic eﬃciency of 0.85. The air ﬂow rate is 2 kg/s. Determine (a) power output, (b) maximum possible power output for the same inlet and exit conditions, and (c) maximum power output if the turbine were to remain adiabatic. What is the exit state in this case? CL.5 A system containing 1 kg of water substance is compressed from 12 bar, 300◦ C to 20 bar in a quasi-static isothermal process, while being cooled by the environment. Determine (a) useful work done by the system, (b) maximum useful work, and (c) lost work. What is the cause of the lost work? CL.6 Just as your thermo prof was passing one of the new buildings (under construction), en-route to the Department to conduct an ME209 quiz, a 100 kg sack of sand (cp = 1000 kJ/kg K) smashed to the ground near him, just missing him. The zeroth, ﬁrst, second, and third thoughts to cross his mind were: (0) Who threw it from the top of the building? (1) what was the ∆S for the bag of sand? ∆S of the surroundings? (2) What was the amount of entropy produced? (3) What was the amount of lost work? Please help the prof by computing the quantities needed to answer (1), (2) and (3). You may assume that the height of the building is 30 m. Also, it may be a good idea to assume that the initial and ﬁnal temperature of the bag was 25◦ C, which was also the temperature of the environment. Even though frictional heating may have raised the temperature of sand as it fell and smashed to the ground, heat transfer to the environment would have cooled it to the ambient temperature.

Cycles CA.1 A Carnot engine uses 1 kg of air as the working ﬂuid. The temperature limits are 300 K and 900 K, the minimum pressure is 1 bar and the volumetric compression ratio is 20. Determine (a) eﬃciency, (b) all state points, (c) work ratio, (d) work done per cycle, (e) heat supplied per cycle, and (f) mean eﬀective pressure. CA.2 Repeat the previous exercise for a (a) Stirling cycle and (b) Ericsson cycle. Limit the maximum pressure, maximum temperature, and minimum volume to that in th previous exercise. Assume the regenerator to be an ideal one. Also determine the heat transfer in the regenerator per cycle.

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CA.3 Which is the more eﬀective way to increase the eﬃciency of a Carnot engine: (a) to increase the temperature of the hot reservoir, keeping that of the cold reservoir constant, OR (b) to decrease the temperature of the cold reservoir, keeping that of the hot reservoir constant? Discuss from the point of view of engineering. CA.4 What are the expressions for the work done, heat absorbed, and the eﬃciency of the cycles shown? Assume the working ﬂuid to be an ideal gas with constant speciﬁc heats. (a) p

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CA.5 Undertake a standard analysis of the Brayton cycle. Derive expressions for the eﬃciency, work ratio, and speciﬁc output in terms of the parameters rp (pressure ratio) and θ (temperature ratio). Determine the value of rp which maximises the speciﬁc output for a ﬁxed θ. Plot numerical values of η, work ratio, and wsp /cp T1 against rp for diﬀerent values of θ, for 3 ≤ rp ≤ 20 and 3 ≤ θ ≤ 5. CA.6 A heat pump working on a reversed Carnot cycle is used to supply 80 kW of heat for maintaining the rooms of a building at 20◦ C when the outside temperature is 0◦ C. Determine (a) the COP of the system, (b) power consumed by the heat pump, and (c) heat absorbed from the atmosphere outside. Determine the power consumption if direct electric heating is used. CA.7 Determine the COP of a Joule-cycle refrigerator if the environment is at 300 K, the cold space is at 270 K, and (a) the compression ratio is 4, or (b) the compression ratio is 7. In either case, determine (c) power consumption in kW/tonne.

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CA.8 An Otto cycle with a compression ratio of 7.8 operates from the suction condition of 1 bar, 300 K. Find the pressure and temperature at the end of compression and the standard eﬃciency. Can you determine the temperature at the end of expansion? Why? CA.9 In an Otto cycle with a compression ratio of 7, the suction temperature and pressure are 300 K and 1 bar. Heat supplied during the constant volume process is 700 kJ/kg. The air ﬂow rate is 90 kg/hr. Determine (a) power output, (b) mean eﬀective pressure, and (c) eﬃciency. CA.10 Derive an expression for the eﬃciency of a Diesel cycle in terms of the volumetric compression ratio (rv ) and the cut-oﬀ ratio (rc ). CA.11 Determine the eﬃciency of a Diesel cycle having a compression ratio of 18, if the temperature at the beginning of compression is 300 K and that at the end of expansion is 1000 K. CA.12 The inlet state in a dual combustion cycle is 1 bar and 300 K. Its compression ratio is 10. The maximum pressure and temperature in the cycle are 45 bar and 1800 K. Determine the cycle eﬃciency. CA.13 The inlet of a dual combustion cycle is 1 bar and 300 K. Its compression ratio is 8 and expansion ratio is 5.3. If the isobaric heat absorbed is twice the isochoric heat absorbed, determine (a) cycle eﬃciency and (b) MEP. CA.14 The inlet conditions for an Otto cycle are 1 bar, 290 K. The pressures at beginning and end of combustion are 15 bar and 40 bar respectively. Determine (a) compression ratio, (b) standard eﬃciency, and (c) MEP. If the relative eﬃciency of an engine using this cycle is 50%, and the caloriﬁc value of the fuel burnt is 42 MJ/kg, determine (d) eﬃciency, and (e) speciﬁc fuel consumption. CA.15 The fuel cut-oﬀ in a Diesel cycle takes place at 5% of the stroke. If the compression ratio is 20, determine the standard eﬃciency. CA.16 Consider a Brayton cycle with reheat. Let rp and θ be the pressure ratio for the compressor and the temperature ratio for the cycle, respectively. Let rp1 and rp2 be the pressure ratios of the two turbines. Determine the values of rp1 and rp2 that maximise the speciﬁc output. For such an optimal-reheat cycle, what is the ‘best’ value of rp for ﬁxed θ? CA.17 Calculate the speciﬁc output and thermal eﬃciency of the following ideal gas turbine plants. (a) Basic plant: rp = 8, compressor inlet at 300 K, turbine inlet at 1200 K.

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(b) Reheat plant: Equal pressure ratio for each turbine and the same inlet temperature for each turbine. Other details as in (a). (c) Intercooled plant: Equal pressure ratio for each compressor and the same inlet temperature for each compressor. Other details as in (a). (d) Regenerative plant: With an ideal regenerator. Other details as in (a). (e) A plant with reheat, intercooling, and regeneration, as speciﬁed in (a)–(d). (f) Compare and comment on the performance of the cycles from (a) to (e). CA.18 Rework the previous exercise with compressor eﬃciency of 0.80 and turbine eﬃciency of 0.90. CA.19 A jet engine working on a clipped, standard Brayton cycle has compressor inlet state of 1 bar 300 K and turbine inlet state of 6 bar, 1500 K. The turbine produces just the right amount of power to drive the compressor. The turbine exhaust is expanded through a nozzle to a pressure of 1 bar. The nozzle exit area is 1 m2 . Determine (a) compressor exit temperature, (b) turbine exit temperature, (c) turbine exit pressure, (d) nozzle exit velocity, (e) mass ﬂow rate of the working ﬂuid, (f) power output of the turbine, and (g) static thrust. CA.20 Consider a Rankine cycle with saturated steam. Undertake a study of such a plant with steam entering the turbine is dry and saturated at (a) 10 bar, (b) 30 bar, (c) 50 bar, (d) 70 bar, and (e) 90 bar. In each case, compute eﬃciency, steam rate, and dryness fraction of steam at the exit of turbine. Compare and comment. Assume that the condenser is at 0.06 bar in all cases. CA.21 Consider a superheated steam plant working at 130 bar, with the condenser at 0.06 bar. Study the eﬀect of superheating by determination of performance at 350 ( 50 ) 600◦ C. CA.22 A water heater system is used to provide heat input to a low-temperature Rankine cycle with ammonia as the working ﬂuid. Ammonia is superheated to 90◦ C at 19.62 bar and is condensed at 30◦ C after an isentropic expansion. The properties of ammonia are as follows: T C 30 p bar 11.6 hf kJ/kg 323.16 hg kJ/kg 1468.45 sf kJ/kg K 1.2035 sg vf 3 kJ/kg K m /kg 4.9820 0.00168

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(a) Determine the eﬃciency of the cycle. (b) If an ideal heat exchanger is used to recover the superheat of the exhause ammonia, what will be the eﬃciency? CA.23 A Rankine cycle plant using steam has the following parameters: boiler exit: 45 bar, 450◦ C; condensation temperature: 30◦ C. Determine: (a) heat absorbed, (b) heat rejected, (c) speciﬁc output, and (d) eﬃciency. If the turbine has an isentropic eﬃciency of 0.9, determine (e) speciﬁc output, and (f) eﬃciency. CA.24 A steam plant works on the Rankine cycle with reheat. Steam enters the turbine at 35 bar, 350◦ C, and expands to 8 bar, where it passes through a reheater, emerging at 350◦ C. It then expands to the condenser temperature of 40◦ C. For the ideal cycle, compute (a) work done in HP and LP turbines, (b) heat added in the boiler, (c) heat added in the reheater, (d) pump work, and (e) eﬃciency. CA.25 In an ideal regenerative cycle, steam is generated at 45 bar, 450◦ C. It then expands to 4 bar, where a fraction of the steam is extracted for feedwater heating. Condensation is at 30◦ C. Determine (a) fraction of steam extracted, (b) speciﬁc output, (c) total pump work, (d) enthalpy of feedwater entering the boiler, and (e) eﬃciency. (f) Compare (b)–(e) with those for a cycle without regeneration, and comment on the diﬀerences. CA.26 In a nuclear plant, dry saturated steam is supplied to the turbine. The boiler is at 45 bar, and the condenser at 0.06 bar. During expansion, the steam is removed thrice from the turbine, the water separated in separators, and dry saturated steam fed back into the turbine. The pressures at which wet steam is taken to the separators are 20 bar, 5 bar, and 1 bar. The water separated in each separator is discharged into the condenser. Determine the state lines through the turbine, the steam rate, and the eﬃciency of the plant, if (a) the turbine and separators are ideal, and (b) the turbine has an eﬃciency of 0.8 and the separators have pressure drops of 1.0 bar, 0.5 bar, and 0.2 bar, respectively. CA.27 A power plant is to be designed to operate on a regenerative cycle with two contact heaters to heat the feed water to 198.3◦ C. The steam parameters are 60 bar, 400◦ C and 0.05 bar. If the plant produces 50 MW at generator terminals, determine the eﬃciency of the plant. Compare it with the eﬃciency of a plant without feed heating. You may assume equal heating in the two heaters.

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CA.28 A Joule-cycle refrigerator works with the environment at 300 K, the cold system at 250 K, and a compression ratio of 6. The working ﬂuid is air (assume ideal gas behaviour). For the ideal cycle, determine (a) COP, (b) speciﬁc refrigeration eﬀect, and (c) power supply for a 12-tonne plant. (d) If the compressor and turbine eﬃciencies are 90% and 80%, what will be the answers? CA.29 If, in the previous problem (with compressor and turbine eﬃciencies as in (d), an ideal regenerator is used, determine the pressure ratio one can work with, assuming that the compressor exit temperature is ﬁxed at 400 K. (a) What are the answers now? (b) If the regenerator is not ideal, how will you account for its eﬀectiveness? (c) Comculate the answers when the regnerator eﬀectiveness is 0.90. (d) What is the minimum value of the regenerator eﬀectiveness below which the refrigerator will not work? CA.30 A vapour compression cycle with ammonia has −10◦ C as the evaporation temperature and +35◦ C as the condensation temperature. Assume that the compressor inlet state is dry saturated vapour and the condenser exit state is saturated liquid. Determine (a) all state points, (b) COP, (c) power consumption in kW/tonne. (d) Repeat the calculations for a low-temperature cycle with evaporator and condenser temperatures as −20◦ C and +40◦ C. CA.31 Repeat the previous exercise with R-134a as the working ﬂuid. Compare the results and comment. CA.32 Repeat the preceding two exercises with a compressor isentropic eﬃciency of 80%. CA.33 For air-conditioners, a common refrigerant is R22. Determine the COP of a vapour compression cycle with R22 that has evaporation at +10◦ C, and condensation at +40◦ C. Assume that the compressor inlet state is dry saturated vapour and the condenser exit state is saturated liquid. Determine (a) all state points, (b) COP, and (c) power consumption in kW/tonne. Study the eﬀect of compressor eﬃciency, by considering isentropic eﬃciencies of 1.0 and 0.8.

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