# Otto's cycle

1. Feb 22, 2012

### Kork

I have made an Ottos Cycle graph and found the area Wnet and W12. I now have to find the efficiency η = Wnet/W12 I have found that to be 0,20 but I have no idea what this tells me about the work or anything.

I need help.

2. Feb 23, 2012

### eric2921

If $\eta$=.2 then the system is 20% efficient, that is, if you put some energy into the system, only 20% of that energy is converted into work, and the other 80 percent is lost as heat.