# Introduction to Gas Power Cycles

In the first part of this chapter, we focused

on the

on the

#### Rankine Vapor Power Cycle

.In this lesson and the following lesson, we will study

#### gas power cycles

in more detail than we have in previous chapters.Carnot Gas Power Cycle

TS Diagram

TS Diagram

Carnot Gas Power Cycle

PV Diagram

PV Diagram

In particular, we will study the

### ideal Brayton Cycle

. The#### ideal Brayton Cycle

is a practical version of the#### Carnot Gas Power Cycle

. The#### Brayton Cycle

plays the same role in#### gas power cycles

that the#### Rankine Cycle

plays in#### vapor power cycles

.C6.

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