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# Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach, 7th Edition Yunus A. Cengel, Michael A.

## Boles McGraw-Hill, 2011

Quiz 1
1. How does useful work differ from actual work? For what kind of systems are these two identical? 2. What is the second low efficiency? How does it differ from the first-law efficiency? 3. Can a process for which the reversible work is zero be reversible? Can it be irreversible? Explain. 4. Consider a process during which no entropy is generated (Sgen = 0). Does the exergy destruction for this process have to be zero?

## Chapter 9 and 10 GAS & VAPOUR POWER CYCLES

(4 weeks) CO2: Analyse and apply thermodynamics concepts to solve problems in cycles involving various gas and vapour power schemes

## Hj. Amirruddin Bin Abdul Kadir

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Quiz 1-Ans
1. Useful work differs from the actual work by the surroundings work. They are identical for systems that involve no surroundings work such as steady-flow system (3 Marks). 2. The second-law efficiency is a measure of the performance of a device relative to its performance under reversible conditions. It differs from the first law efficiency in that it is not a conversion efficiency (3 Marks). 3. A processes with Wrev = 0 is reversible if it involves no actual useful work. Otherwise it is irreversible (3 Marks). 4. yes (1 Marks).

Objectives
Evaluate the performance of gas power cycles for which the working fluid remains a gas throughout the entire cycle. Develop simplifying assumptions applicable to gas power cycles. Review the operation of reciprocating engines. Analyze both closed and open gas power cycles. Solve problems based on the Otto, Diesel, Stirling, and Ericsson cycles. Solve problems based on the Brayton cycle; the Brayton cycle with regeneration; and the Brayton cycle with intercooling, reheating, and regeneration. Analyze jet-propulsion cycles. Identify simplifying assumptions for second-law analysis of gas power cycles. Perform second-law analysis of gas power cycles.
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Objectives - continued
Evaluate the performance of gas power cycles for which the working fluid remains a gas throughout the entire cycle. Analyze vapor power cycles in which the working fluid is alternately vaporized and condensed. Analyze power generation coupled with process heating called cogeneration. Investigate ways to modify the basic Rankine vapor power cycle to increase the cycle thermal efficiency. Analyze the reheat and regenerative vapor power cycles. Analyze power cycles that consist of two separate cycles known as combined cycles and binary cycles.
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## BASIC CONSIDERATIONS IN THE ANALYSIS OF POWER CYCLES Thermal efficiency

Most power-producing devices operate on cycles. Ideal cycle: A cycle that resembles the actual cycle closely but is made up totally of internally reversible processes. Reversible cycles such as Carnot cycle have the highest thermal efficiency of all heat engines operating between the same temperature levels. Unlike ideal cycles, they are totally reversible, and unsuitable as a realistic model.
Modeling is a powerful engineering tool that provides great insight and The analysis of many complex simplicity at the processes can be reduced to expense of some a manageable level by loss in accuracy. utilizing some idealizations. 6

of heat engines:

The ideal cycles are internally reversible, but, unlike the Carnot cycle, they are not necessarily externally reversible. Therefore, the thermal efficiency of an ideal cycle, in general, is less than that of a totally reversible cycle operating between the same temperature limits. However, it is still considerably higher than the thermal efficiency of an actual cycle because of the idealizations utilized.

On a T-s diagram, the ratio of the area enclosed by the cyclic curve to the area under the heat-addition process curve represents the thermal efficiency of the cycle. Any modification that increases the ratio of these two areas will also increase the thermal efficiency of the cycle.

The idealizations and simplifications in the analysis of power cycles: 1. The cycle does not involve any friction. Therefore, the working fluid does not experience any pressure drop as it flows in pipes or devices such as heat exchangers. 2. All expansion and compression processes take place in a quasi-equilibrium manner. 3. The pipes connecting the various components of a system are well insulated, and heat transfer through them is negligible.

Care should be exercised in the interpretation of the results from ideal cycles.

On both P-v and T-s diagrams, the area enclosed by the process curve represents the net work of the cycle. 8

## THE CARNOT CYCLE AND ITS VALUE IN ENGINEERING

The Carnot cycle is composed of four totally reversible processes: isothermal heat addition, isentropic expansion, isothermal heat rejection, and isentropic compression. For both ideal and actual cycles: Thermal efficiency increases with an increase in the average temperature at which heat is supplied to the system or with a decrease in the average temperature at which heat is rejected from the system.

Example 1: 9.11
The maximum possible thermal efficiency of a gas power cycle with specified reservoirs is to be determined. Analysis The maximum efficiency this cycle can have is

## P-v and T-s diagrams of a Carnot cycle. 9

AIR-STANDARD ASSUMPTIONS
Example 2: 9.14
Air-standard assumptions: 1. The working fluid is air, which continuously circulates in a closed loop and always behaves as an ideal gas. 2. All the processes that make up the cycle are internally reversible. 3. The combustion process is replaced by a heat-addition process from an external source. 4. The exhaust process is replaced by a heat-rejection process that restores the working fluid to its initial state.
The three processes of an ideal gas power cycle are described. The cycle is to be shown on the P-v and T-s diagrams, and the maximum temperature, expansion and compression works, and thermal efficiency are to be determined.

## The combustion process is replaced by a heat-addition process in ideal cycles.

Cold-air-standard assumptions: When the working fluid is considered to be air with constant specific heats at room temperature (25 C). Air-standard cycle: A cycle for which the air-standard assumptions are applicable.
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## Example 2: 9.14 - continued

Example 3: 9.15

The four processes of an air-standard cycle are described. The cycle is to be shown on P-v and T-s diagrams, and the net work output and the thermal efficiency are to be determined.

## Example 3: 9.15 - continued

Example 4: 9.18
to be determined.

A Carnot cycle with the specified temperature limits is considered. The net work output per cycle is

Example 5: 9.20

AAn ideal gas Carnot cycle with air as the working fluid is considered. The maximum temperature of the low-temperature energy reservoir, the cycle's thermal efficiency, and the amount of heat that must be supplied per cycle are to be determined.

## AN OVERVIEW OF RECIPROCATING ENGINES

Compression ratio Mean effective pressure Spark-ignition (SI) engines Compression-ignition (CI) engines

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## OTTO CYCLE: THE IDEAL CYCLE FOR SPARK-IGNITION ENGINES

Four-stroke cycle 1 cycle = 4 stroke = 2 revolution Two-stroke cycle 1 cycle = 2 stroke = 1 revolution

The two-stroke engines are generally less efficient than their four-stroke counterparts but they are relatively simple and inexpensive, and they have high power-to-weight and power-to-volume ratios.

Actual and ideal cycles in spark-ignition engines and their P-v diagrams.

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## Schematic of a two-stroke reciprocating engine.

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In SI engines, the compression ratio is limited by autoignition or engine knock. Thermal efficiency of the ideal Otto cycle as a function of compression ratio (k = 1.4).

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The thermal efficiency of the Otto cycle increases with the specific heat ratio k of the 22 working fluid.

Example 6: 9.30
determined.

An ideal Otto cycle is considered. The thermal efficiency and the rate of heat input are to be

Example 7: 9.34

A six-cylinder, four-stroke, spark-ignition engine operating on the ideal Otto cycle is considered. The power produced by the engine is to be determined.

## DIESEL CYCLE: THE IDEAL CYCLE FOR COMPRESSION-IGNITION ENGINES

In diesel engines, only air is compressed during the compression stroke, eliminating the possibility of autoignition (engine knock). Therefore, diesel engines can be designed to operate at much higher compression ratios than SI engines, typically between 12 and 24.

1-2 isentropic compression 2-3 constantvolume heat addition 3-4 isentropic expansion 4-1 constantvolume heat rejection. In diesel engines, the spark plug is replaced by a fuel injector, and only air is compressed during the compression process.

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Example 8: 9-3

## Cutoff ratio for the same compression ratio

Thermal efficiency of the ideal Diesel cycle as a function of compression and cutoff ratios (k=1.4).
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## Example 8: 9-3 - continued

Example 9: 9-50 An air-standard Diesel cycle with a compression ratio of 18.2 is considered. The cutoff ratio, the heat
rejection per unit mass, and the thermal efficiency are to be determined.

## Example 9: 9-50 - continued

Dual cycle: A more realistic ideal cycle model for modern, high-speed compression ignition engine.

QUESTIONS ???
Diesel engines operate at higher air-fuel ratios than gasoline engines. Why? Despite higher power to weight ratios, two-stroke engines are not used in automobiles. Why? The stationary diesel engines are among the most efficient power producing devices (about 50%). Why? What is a turbocharger? Why are they mostly used in diesel engines compared to gasoline engines.
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## P-v diagram of an ideal dual cycle.

Example 10: 9-59 An ideal dual cycle has a compression ratio of 15 and cutoff ratio of 1.4. The net work, heat
addition, and the thermal efficiency are to be determined.

## Example 10: 9-59 - continued

Example 11: 9-60 A six-cylinder compression ignition engine operates on the ideal Diesel cycle. The maximum
temperature in the cycle, the cutoff ratio, the net work output per cycle, the thermal efficiency, the mean effective pressure, the net power output, and the specific fuel consumption are to be determined.

## STIRLING AND ERICSSON CYCLES

Example 11: 9-60 - continued
Stirling cycle
1-2 T = constant expansion (heat addition from the external source) 2-3 v = constant regeneration (internal heat transfer from the working fluid to the regenerator) 3-4 T = constant compression (heat rejection to the external sink) 4-1 v = constant regeneration (internal heat transfer from the regenerator back to the working fluid)

A regenerator is a device that borrows energy from the working fluid during one part of the cycle and pays it back (without 38 interest) during another part. T-s and P- vdiagrams of Carnot, Stirling, and Ericsson cycles.

The Stirling and Ericsson cycles give a message: Regeneration can increase efficiency.

Both the Stirling and Ericsson cycles are totally reversible, as is the Carnot cycle, and thus:

Example 12: 9.69 An ideal steady-flow Ericsson engine with air as the working fluid is considered. The maximum
pressure in the cycle, the net work output, and the thermal efficiency of the cycle are to be determined.

The Ericsson cycle is very much like the Stirling cycle, except that the two constantvolume processes are replaced by two constant-pressure processes.

## A steady-flow Ericsson engine.

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Example 13: 9.72 An ideal Ericsson cycle operates between the specified temperature limits. The rate of heat addition
is to be determined.

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