Rankine-cycle



noun, Thermodynamics.
1.
the hypothetical cycle of a steam engine in which all heat transfers take place at constant pressure and in which expansion and compression occur adiabatically.
/ˈræŋkɪn/
noun
1.
the thermodynamic cycle in steam engines by which water is pumped into a boiler at one end and the steam is condensed at the other

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