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Application of specific heat capacity ratio of air

  1. Aug 1, 2009 #1
    simple application please..o:)
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  3. Aug 1, 2009 #2


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    Could you rephrase the question...?
  4. Aug 1, 2009 #3
    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
  5. Aug 13, 2009 #4
    tnx Bob!! great help!
  6. Aug 13, 2009 #5


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