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An introduction to soil mechanics and foundations, 3rd by C.R. Scott

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Therefore, Ts represents the minimum possible temperature inside the enclosed nacelle. ᭠ Comments: 1. The temperature inside the nacelle is very high. This would preclude, for example, performance of routine maintenance by a worker, as illustrated in the problem statement. Thermal management approaches involving fans or blowers must be employed to reduce the temperature to an acceptable level. 2. Improvements in the efficiencies of either the gearbox or the generator would not only provide more electrical power, but would also reduce the size and cost of the thermal management hardware.

In many problems, the only relevant energy term will be the sensible energy, that is, Est ϭ Usens. The energy generation term is associated with conversion from some other form of internal energy (chemical, electrical, electromagnetic, or nuclear) to thermal or mechanical energy. It is a volumetric phenomenon. That is, it occurs within the control volume and is generally proportional to the magnitude of this volume. For example, an exothermic chemical reaction may be occurring, converting chemical energy to thermal energy.

In fact, radiation transfer occurs most efficiently in a vacuum. 6a. 2 ᭿ 9 Physical Origins and Rate Equations and the rate at which energy is released per unit area (W/m2) is termed the surface emissive power, E. 67 ϫ 10Ϫ8 W/m2 ⅐ K4). Such a surface is called an ideal radiator or blackbody. 5) where ␧ is a radiative property of the surface termed the emissivity. With values in the range 0 Յ ␧ Յ 1, this property provides a measure of how efficiently a surface emits energy relative to a blackbody.

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