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Homework Help: Help thermo entropy generation

  1. Jan 9, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Atmospheric air at 300K and 100kPa is to be delivered to a line at 600K, 200kPa. Two possible schemes for doing this are suggested. The first scheme involves reversible adiabatic compression and then internally reversible isobaric heating. .The second scheme involves internally reversible isobaric heating first and then reversible adiabatic compression. In both cases heat exchange takes place with a reservoir at 900K. Assume an ambient condition of 100 kPa, 300K.

    a) Determine work and entropy generation for both of the suggested ways.

    2. Relevant equations
    Q=m.Tb(s2-s1)-Tb.sigma sigma= entropy

    3. The attempt at a solution
    heat transfer only occurs at Tb, ignore KE Pe, air is ideal gas

    mass and energy balances at steady state W=Q+m(h1-h2)
    entropy balance gives Q/Tb+m(s2-s1)+sigma

    I dont understand the difference betwwen 1 and 2
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  3. Jan 9, 2016 #2
    What is the change in entropy for any adiabatic reversible compression? What is the change in entropy in going from 300 K and 100 kPa, to 600 K and 200 kPa, irrespective of the process path?
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