New Thermodynamics: Inefficiency of a Piston-Cylinder

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  •   Kent W. Mayhew

Abstract

 Inefficiencies of expanding systems are traditionally taught in terms of entropy, and the second law. Herein, it will be shown that such traditional explanations are an over-complication of reality. This will be accomplished by providing a simpler understanding as to why such inefficiencies exist in a piston-cylinder apparatus. This introduces many to a  new perspective which is founded on lost work, and the inherent inefficiencies when converting a gas’s kinetic energy into actual work.


Keywords: Efficiency, Lost Work, Second Law, New Thermodynamics

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Mayhew, K. 2020. New Thermodynamics: Inefficiency of a Piston-Cylinder. European Journal of Engineering and Technology Research. 5, 2 (Feb. 2020), 187-191. DOI:https://doi.org/10.24018/ejers.2020.5.2.1765.