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Gas Power CyclesGas Power CyclesINTRODUCTIONSeveral cycles utilize a gas as the working substance, the most common being the Otto cycle and the diesel cycle used in internal combustion engines. The word “cycle” used in reference to an internal combustion engine is technically incorrect since the working fluid does not undergo a thermodynamic cycle; air enters the engine, mixes with a fuel, undergoes combustion, and exits the engine as exhaust gases. This is often referred to as an open cycle, but we should keep in mind th…
Merle Potter; Craig Somerton: Schaum’s Outline of Thermodynamics for Engineers, Second Edition. Gas Power Cycles, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2009 1993), AccessEngineering