In the Carnot cycle, you will encounter four reversible methods. Among those four processes, two are frictionless isothermal and other two are frictionless adiabatics. Since this process was first invented by a French engineer named Nicolas Leonard P t Sadi Carnot in 1824, so this was named after him.
Characteristics and explanation:
For this process to work out properly Carnot used piston-cylinder and by the application of such mechanism some characteristics are clearly shown:
- There is absolutely zero friction during this process between the piston and the cylinder.
- The head of the cylinder is interchangeable and is arranged in a specific way so that it can work as both a conductor and an insulator.
- The walls of the piston and the cylinder will perform as heat insulators.
- The heat is transferred and then sinks in the source but while doing it the complete process isn’t hampered.
Links of Previous Main Topic:-
- Introduction to statics
- Introduction to vector algebra
- Two dimensional force systems
- Introduction concept of equilibrium of rigid body
- Friction introduction
- Introduction about distributed forces
- Area moments of inertia in rectangular and polar coordinates
- Mass moment of inertia introduction
- Work done by force
- Kinematics of particles
- Position vector velocity and acceleration
- Plane kinematics of rigid bodies introduction
- Combined motion of translation and rotation
- Rectilinear motion in kinetics of particles
- Work and energy
- Linear momentum
- Force mass acceleration
- Simple stress introduction
- Normal strain
- Statically indeterminate system
- Introduction to thermodynamics
- Statement of zeroth law of thermodynamics with explanation
- Heat and work introduction
- First law of thermodynamics for a control mass closed system undergoing a cycle
- Open system and control volume
- Conversion of work into heat
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