Question

A 0.2 m^{3} 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 m^{3}. Determine the change of availability
of the system.

Answer #1

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 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

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]

3.A piston-cylinder system contains 2.4kg of air at 120 oC and
250 kPa. The air is then heated at constant pressure until its
volume increases by 45%. Calculate the final temperature and the
change in volume.

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 contains 2 lbm of air and operates at a
constant pressure of 400 psia. The initial volume is 1 ft.3 and the
initial temperature is 100°F. The final volume is 4 ft.3 and the
final temperature is 1780°F. Determine the work and its direction
(in or out) and the heat transfer and its direction, in
Btu/lbm.

Air in a rigid tank is at 140 kPa, 300 K with a volume of 0.6
m3. The tank is heated to 400 K. Now one side of the
tank acts as a piston letting the air expand slowly at constant
temperature process to state 3 with a volume of 1.4 m3.
The total heat transfer is.

Oxygen gas is contained in a piston cylinder assembly at an
initial pressure of 1000 kPa and expands from 0.2 m3 to 1.0 m3 by a
process where PV = constant. The gas has an internal energy change
of -200 kJ. Calculate the work (kJ) and the heat transfer (kJ) done
during the process.

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?

A cylinder contains carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide temperature
in the cylinder increases from 300 K to 700 K under constant
pressure of 240 kPa. Initial volume of carbon dioxide is 0.07
m3. Determine the required heat in this process in unit
of kJ. Round the result to two decimal places.

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