Available Energy

  • G. Boxer
Chapter

Abstract

Engineers have a prime concern with the production of mechanical work. Since all processes are irreversible in practice, the capacity to perform work is continually being degraded by virtue of the unwanted heat transfers which occur because of viscous friction and large temperature differences between the working fluid and its environment.

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© G. Boxer 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Boxer
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Aston in BirminghamUK

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