We determine the optical heating of an ideal gas, which is contained in a cylinder equipped with a piston having a given arbitrary motion and which is coupled to a heat bath, so that the work produced is maximal given a total pumping energy. We show that the optimal heating is impulsive and we determine the location of the impulse. Efficiency and thermodynamic analyses are obtained for sinusoidal piston motion.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Applied Physics|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 1981|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy (all)