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Homework Help: Calculate Temp.

  1. Mar 29, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Calculate thermal efficiency for a diesel cycle, given the following.

    P_1, P_2, P_3, P_4, V_1, V_2, V_3, V_4,

    T_1, Specific Gas Constant, Specific Heat Capacity at constant pressure.

    2. Relevant equations

    Unsure, cant find notation for specific gas constant and specific heat capacity.

    Thermal efficiency i think is heat in divided by heat out?

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I think to start i need to calculate T_2, T_3 and t_4. However i am unsure how and why i need to use the specific gas constant and the specific heat capacity?

    I have calculate the work done for the pressure and volume points.

    I have done loads of reading on this and managed to solve 90% of the problem, this is my final stage, however, i am not at a loss and have so many equations floating around my head i am dreaming of them.

    Needed a.s.a.p to finish project.

    Thanks for any help
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