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Carnot Cycle help - Engine temp reservoirs

  1. Oct 4, 2007 #1

    I need some help concerning the Carnot cycle [i've searched, but what i needed didn't come up]. I am trying to work out the efficiency of a 4 or 2 stroke motorcyle engine. [car engine, it doesn't matter really]. But i'm having some difficulty finding temperatures for the hot and cold reservoirs. I've searched the internet for a while...but still can''t come up with anything.

    If anyone has any idea please help!!!

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  3. Oct 4, 2007 #2


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    The hot reservoir temp is typically the combustion temperature, and the low temperature is the temperature at which the gas leaves the useful part of the engine.
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