Definition of Carnot cycle

1. Noun. A cycle (of expansion and compression) of an idealized reversible heat engine that does work without loss of heat.

Exact synonyms: Carnot's Ideal Cycle
Generic synonyms: Cycle, Oscillation

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Literary usage of Carnot cycle

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1. Elements of Heat-power Engineering by Clarence Floyd Hirshfeld, William Nichols Barnard (1915)
"The Carnot cycle and the Steam Engine, (a) As the Carnot cycle (Section 91) gives the greatest possible efficiency, it would seem to be the most desirable ..."

2. Heat Engines: Steam, Gas, Steam Turbines and Their Auxiliaries by John Robins Allen, Joseph Aldrich Bursley (1914)
"Reversibility of Carnot cycle.βThe Carnot cycle is a reversible one as the gas may ... Having proved that the Carnot cycle is reversible and that rp rp its ..."

3. Principles of Thermodynamics by George Alfred Goodenough (1911)
"The Carnot cycle for Saturated Vapors. β Since the constant pressure line of a saturated vapor is also an isothermal, three of the processes of the Carnot ..."

4. Principles of Thermodynamics by George Alfred Goodenough (1911)
"The Carnot cycle for Saturated Vapors. β Since the constant pressure line of a saturated vapor is also an isothermal, three of the processes of the Carnot ..."

5. Steam Power Plant Engineering by George Frederick Gebhardt (1917)
"Carnot cycle. β The Carnot cycle gives the highest possible efficiency for any type of heat and it would seem to be the most desirable cycle for the steam ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1902)
"The work of compression in the Carnot cycle, to which this cycle is reduced by its introduction, is found by making H1^=0, the compression reducing the ..."

7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"It differs from the Carnot cycle in employing reception and rejection of heat at ... This cycle is not so efficient as the Carnot cycle for given limits of ..."