chapter  8
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Gas Power Systems

In this chapter, we focus our attention on gas power systems that always use a gas as a working fluid. The gas power systems that we will consider are the reciprocating internal combustion engine (both spark-ignition or the Otto cycle and compression-ignition or the Diesel cycle), the rotating gas turbine, and the aircraft jet engine. These power systems are open systems because the working fluid is exhausted at the end of each cycle.