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Reversible work of compression

  1. Jun 21, 2017 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Air enters a compressor at 100 [Kpa] and 10 [c], the air leave the compressor at 12[Mpa]
    the isentropic efficiency η is 87%, calculate:
    • work done
    • reversible work
    • irreversibility

    2. Relevant equations

    W = (Cp(T2-T1))/η
    Wrev=Δh - T0Δs
    Δs = cpln(T2/T1) - Rln(P2/P1)
    3. The attempt at a solution

    Work done can be calculated with:
    W = (Cp(T2-T1))/η
    T1 , P1 , P2 are given.
    Δs = cpln(T2/T1) - Rln(P2/P1)
    I tried to find Wrev with Δh - T0Δs
    and Δs = cpln(T2/T1) - Rln(P2/P1)

    the correct answers are :
    • work : -338.2 kj/kg
    • reversibility : -317.4 kj/kg
    • irreversibility : 20.8 kj/kg
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  3. Jun 26, 2017 #2
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