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Homework Help: Thermodynamics for Mechanical Engineering Problem

  1. Feb 22, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A closed, rigid tank contains a two-phase liquid-vapor mixture of Refrigerant 22 initially at -20 C with a quality of 50.36%. Energy transfer by heat into the tank occurs until the refrigerant is at a final pressure of 6 bar. Determine the final temperature. If the final state is in the superheated vapor region, at what temperature does the tank contain only saturated vapor?

    2. Relevant equations
    v = vf + x(vg-vf)

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Ok so there are two states in this problem. since I have T1 & x=.5036
    I looked at the reference tables in the back of my book and used vf, vg, and x to compute v ( v being specific volume). my computed v :: vf<v<vg which makes since because the ref. 22 is in the two-phase liq-vap region.
    Since it is being heated , v and T are increasing correct?
    I don't know what to do from here.
    since P2 is given, I just assumed at P2 it will be in super-heated vapor state and used linear interpolation to find T using v i found from the initial state and the surrounding T's and v's from the table. but I'm pretty sure that is wrong because v is supposed to increase. Really don't know what I'm doing.
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  3. Feb 23, 2015 #2

    rude man

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    How can v increase when the container is rigid? You're assuming specific volume = 1, a fixed number.
  4. Feb 23, 2015 #3
    You did it correctly. The combined volume per unit mass doesn't change, because the tank is rigid. So v doesn't change.

    So, now what is your game plan for doing the second part?

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