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Homework Help: Calculating diesel cycle efficiency

  1. Apr 22, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    diesel cycle,
    P1V1 P2V2 P3V3 P4V4 - all known
    T1 = 20°c
    specific heat capacity constant pressure = 1000j/kgk
    specific gas constant = 287j/kgk
    compression index = 1.4

    2. Relevant equations
    heres where i am stuck!

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Hi all, im unsure where to go with this one. im guessing that i need to work out T2.T3.T4, but cant find in any of my notes where any of the γ or R come into play or how to get T2T3T4?. i have already calculated the work done for each stage in a previous part of the question so i have that. Just not too sure on where to go from here to calculate the efficiency of the cycle?
    Also sorry if the post isnt written correctly this is my first post on here :redface:
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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