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Question about minimum operating temperature for a theoretical brayton cycle engine

  1. Nov 29, 2012 #1
    I have a question about the minimum amount of heat required to operate a theoretical brayton cycle engine that is optimized for producing shaft power, not thrust (if that matters). What is the relationship between inlet compression ratio and other variables, turbine variables, and minimum required amount of heat addition required to sustain the cycle? Would heating between 400-600 degrees Celsius be enough to power a brayton cycle that uses a compressor and turbine about the size of those in a car's turbocharger?
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