# Application of specific heat capacity ratio of air

1. Aug 1, 2009

2. Aug 1, 2009

### Staff: Mentor

Could you rephrase the question...?

3. Aug 1, 2009

### Bob S

The heat capacity of air is very important in adiabatic compression, like in a diesel engine. Adiabitic compression in a diesel engine heats the air to the point where the fuel burns immediately on injection. See

4. Aug 13, 2009

### kakay

tnx Bob!! great help!

5. Aug 13, 2009

### FredGarvin

Look at any text in compressible flow theory and you'll see $$\gamma$$ popping up all over the place.