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Calculating Specific work

  1. Jun 11, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Air is cooled in a process with constant pressure of 115 kPa. Before the process begins, air has a specific volume of 0.06 m^3/kg. The final specific volume is 0.03 m^3/kg. Find the specific work in the process.

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    I think this equation can be used to solve this:

    Specific Work= integral (limit goes from 2 1) PxdV, but I don't understand how do I compute this. There aren't many Specific work related problems online, I've tried searching. Any help or pointers will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 11, 2013 #2
    Specific work is the amount of work done per unit mass of gas.
  4. Jun 14, 2013 #3
    Thanks, I got it :)
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