The Thermodynamic Field's Cycles
Year: 2012 Pages: 5
The field approach to thermodynamics, proposed by the authors in , is used to analyze field cycles similar to the Carnot cycle. The evaluation of energy losses in such cycles turns out to be qualitatively similar to Carnot but there are some essential differences between them. The field estimation includes dependence on a greater number of parameters and contains not only initial and final temperature. This additional dependence let us formulate recommendations to optimize the work of heat engines and the necessary conditions for the efficiency coefficient to exceed 1.