Mechanical efficiency of heat engines
This 2007 book presents a developed general conceptual and basic quantitative analysis as well as the theory of mechanical efficiency of heat engines that a level of ideality and generality compatible with the treatment given to thermal efficiency in classical thermodynamics. This yields broad beari...
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Language:  English 
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Cambridge University Press
2007

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Table of Contents:
 Energy Transfers in Cyclic Heat Engines
 Heat Engine Diagrams
 The Basic Cyclic Heat Engine
 Buffer Pressure
 Shaft Work
 Buffer Pressure and Energy Transfers
 Mechanism Effectiveness and Mechanical Efficiency
 Mechanism Effectiveness
 Mechanical Efficiency
 Forced Work
 General Efficiency Limits
 The Fundamental Efficiency Theorem
 Stirling Comparison Theorem
 Constant Mechanism Effectiveness
 Optimum Buffer Pressure
 Optimally Buffered Stirling Engines
 The Mechanical Efficiency Limit
 The Brake Thermal Efficiency Limit
 Average Cycle and Optimum Buffer Pressure
 Compression Ratio and Shaft Work
 Limits on Compression Ratio
 Shaft Work Limits
 Temperature Effects
 Proof of the Maximum Shaft Work Theorem
 Pressurization Effects
 System Charging Monomorphic Engines
 Engines Charged Above Buffer Pressure
 Workspace Charging Theorem
 Charge Effects in Ideal Stirling Engines
 Workspace Charging Ideal Stirling Engines
 Efficacious Cycles
 NonEfficacious Cycles
 Practical Implications
 CrossleyStirling Engines
 Crossley Cycles
 Crossley Cycle Analysis
 Forced Work of the Crossley Cycle
 The Swept Volume Ratio Problem
 Conclusions
 Generalized Engine Cycles and Variable
 Buffer Pressure
 Parametric Representation
 Average Cycle Pressures
 Variable Buffer Pressure
 Buffer Pressure and Energy Transfers
 Mechanical Efficiency
 Pressurization Effects
 Multiworkspace Engines and Heat Pumps
 Multicylinder Engines
 Splitworkspace Engines
 Engines with Doubleacting Pistons
 Doubleacting Splitworkspace Engines
 Heat Pumps
 Optimum Stirling Engine Geometry
 The Gamma Engine
 The Schmidt Analysis
 The Schmidt Model for Gamma Engines
 Indicated Work
 Shaft Work
 Parameter Effects on Brake Output
 Optimum Swept Volume Ratio and Phase Angle
 Swept Volume Ratios
 Internal Temperatures
 Indicated Work Maxima
 Phase Angle
 Dead Space Effects
 Alternate Engine Configurations
 Conclusions
 Heat Transfer Effects
 Heat Exchange
 Heat Transfer Assumptions
 Maximum Indicated Power
 Maximum Brake Power
 Brake Thermal Efficiency at Maximum Power
 Heat Losses in Stirling Engines
 Maximum Indicated Power with Heat Leakage
 Operating Frequency and Temperature Ratio in Stirling
 Engines
 Maximum Brake Power of Stirling Engines with Heat Loss
 Universal Power Maxima
 Power Relative to Efficiency
 A General Theory of Machines, Effectiveness, and Efficiency
 Kinematic Machines
 State Parameter
 Actuator Forces
 Force Relation
 Internal Energy
 Force Processes
 Frictional Dissipation
 Graphical Representation
 Reversed Operation
 Mechanism Effectiveness
 Content of the Effectiveness Function
 Actuator Work
 Constant Internal Energy
 An Ultra Low Temperature Differential Stirling Engine
 Background
 Compression Ratio Limits
 Mean Volume Specific Work
 Engine Performance
 Derivation of Schmidt Gamma Equations
 Volume and Pressure Functions
 Indicated Work
 Forced Work