Pedagogical Visualization of a Nonideal Carnot Engine

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We have implemented a visualization tool for the demonstration of a nonideal Carnot engine, operating at finite time.The cycle time
can be varied using a slide bar and the pressure-volume, temperature-entropy, power-time, and efficiency-time diagrams change
interactively and are shown on one screen.We have evaluated the visualization tool among engineering students at university level
during an introductory course on thermodynamics and we review and discuss the outcome of the evaluation.

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  • Condensed Matter Physics
Original languageEnglish
Article number217187
JournalJournal of Thermodynamics
Volume2014
StatePublished - 2014
Peer-reviewedYes