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A
piston-cylinder device contains 3.2 kg of air at 400 kPa and 10°C.
Heat is transfered to air and the piston is allowed to expand at
constant pressure until its temperature reaches 50°C. The work done
during this expansion process is: Use kj units

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A piston cylinder device contains 5 kg of Refrigerant 134a at
800 kPa and 70 C. The refrigerant is now cooled at constant
pressure until it reaches a saturated vapor state. How much heat
was lost in the process? Express your result in kJ and you may
ignore the negative sign.

0.75 kg of refrigerant-134a at 120 kPa and 20°C
initially fills a piston-cylinder device. Heat is now transferred
to the refrigerant from a source at 150°C, and the piston which is
resting on a set of stops, starts moving when the pressure inside
reaches 140 kPa. Heat transfer continues until the temperature
reaches 90°C. Assuming the surrounding to be at 25°C and 100 kPa,
determine (a) the work done, (b) the heat transfer, (c) the exergy
destroyed, and (d) the...

A 0.2 m3 piston/cylinder contains air at 400 K and
400 kPa and receives heat from a constant temperature heat source
at 1300 K. The piston expands at constant pressure to a
volume of 0.6 m3. Determine the change of availability
of the system.

A 0.2 m3 piston-cylinder initially contains 400 K air. A heavy
frictionless piston maintains a pressure of 500 kPa abs. Then, a
weakness in the cylinder wall blows out and creates a hole. Air
escapes through the hole until the piston drops far enough to cover
the hole. At that point, the volume is half the initial volume.
During this process, 75 kJ of heat is transferred to the 100 kPa,
300 K surroundings. Using Cp = 1.005 kJ/kg-K and...

A piston cylinder device contains air with a volume of 0.05 m3
at 25oC and 100 kPa pressure. The gas is now compressed to a final
temperature of 95oC at 250 kPa. This compression is polytropic and
follows PVn=constant.
a. Determine how much boundary work was added to the gas [in
kJ]
b. How much heat was added or removed from this system during
this process? [in kJ]

A piston cylinder device contains 0.15 kg of air initially at 2
MPa and 350 C. First, the air expands isothermally to a pressure of
500 kPa. Then, it is compressed polytropically back to the initial
pressure (2 MPa) with a polytropic exponent of 1.2. Find the work
performed or introduced by or to the air for each process. Express
it both times in kJ.

An insulated piston–cylinder device initially contains
20 L of air at 140 kPa and 27 °C. Air
is now heated for 10 min by a 100-W resistance heater placed inside
the cylinder. The pressure
of air is maintained constant during this process, and the
surroundings are at 27 °C and 100 kPa.
Determine the exergy destroyed during this process.

A piston cylinder device contains a mixture of 0.2 kg of H2 and
1.6 kg of N2 at 100 kPa and 300K. Heat is now transferred to the
mixture at constant pressure unitl the volume is doubled. Assuming
constant specific heats at the average temperature (the constant
pressure specific heats of H2 and N2 are 14.501 kJ/kg°K and 1.049
kJ/kg°K, respectively), determine: a) the heat transfer. b) the
entropy change of the mixture.

A piston-cylinder device initially contains 75 g of saturated
water vapor at 340 kPa . A resistance heater is operated within the
cylinder with a current of 0.6 A from a 300 V source until the
volume doubles. At the same time a heat loss of 7 kJ occurs.
Part A)Determine the final temperature (T2).
Part B)Determine the duration of the process.
Part C)
What-if scenario: What is the final
temperature if the piston-cylinder device initially contains
saturated liquid water?

H3.3 A frictionless piston-cylinder device contains 2 kg of H2O
initially at T1 = 300◦C and p1 = 5 bar. The device is cooled at
constant pressure until the volume is ∀2 = 0.5 m3 . Assume a
quasiequillibrium process which occurs slowly with no acceleration
as the piston moves. Kinetic and potential energy effects are
negligible. Determine: a. work [kJ] during process (indicate
magnitude and direction) b. heat transfer [kJ] during process
(indicate magnitude and direction)

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