A Reversibility Ratio for Pressure Changes in Real Gases

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J. H. Potter

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, N. J.

J. Eng. Ind 96(3), 785-787 (Aug 01, 1974) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438441 History: Received July 23, 1973; Online July 15, 2010


A dimensionless ratio is proposed relating isenthalpic and isentropic changes in real gases. The new parameter meets the requirements for a property, and is shown to depend only upon the equation of state. Some possible applications are indicated.

Copyright © 1974 by ASME
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