Review: Types of Thermodynamic Cycles

Three Types of Thermodynamic Cycles

  1. Power Cycles
    - Purpose: produce Ws
    - Input: QH
    - Waste: QC

  2. Refrigeration Cycles
    - Purpose: remove QC from the cold reservoir
    - Input: Ws
    - Waste: QH

  3. Heat Pump Cycles
    - Purpose: transfer QH to the hot reservoir
    - Input: Ws
    - Waste: QC

This diagram shows a hot reservoir, a cold reservoir and a system boundary that encloses the processes that make up a cycle.
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Ch 6, Lesson B, Page 3 - Review: Types of Thermodynamic Cycles