Register to reply

Carnot Efficiency vs Rankine Efficiency

by mm391
Tags: carnot, efficiency, rankine
Share this thread:
Feb16-12, 09:28 AM
P: 63

Given value of top and bottom temperatures can anyone explain why the Ideal Carnot Cycle is more efficient than the Rankine cycle but why the Rankine is the preferred model? I know that in the Carnot the pump would have to be able to deal with a mixture of steam and water and the turbine would have to be able to deal with wet steam (which is obviously not good).

Phys.Org News Partner Science news on
Scientists develop 'electronic nose' for rapid detection of C. diff infection
Why plants in the office make us more productive
Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker
Feb16-12, 07:31 PM
HW Helper
P: 6,202
The Rankine cycle is practicable for the same reasons you stated.

Carnot cycle also assumes a 100% isentropic turbine, which is not achievable in reality.

Register to reply

Related Discussions
Rankine cycle efficiency Mechanical Engineering 3
Thermodynamic/Carnot efficiency Engineering, Comp Sci, & Technology Homework 1
Carnot efficiency General Engineering 11
Something > Carnot efficiency ? WTF? General Physics 11
Carnot efficiency Introductory Physics Homework 7