Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics 8th Edition

Published by Wiley
ISBN 10: 1118412931
ISBN 13: 978-1-11841-293-0

Chapter 5 - Checking Understanding: 29

Answer

Unrestrained expansion of a gas to a lower pressure

Work Step by Step

There is finite pressure difference between two halves. As valve is opened, there is spontaneous expansion of gas which is the main cause of irreversibility.
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