The p-h Diagram and the Vapor-Compression Cycle

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J. F. Klausner

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611

R. Mei

Department of Aerospace, Mechanics, and Engineering Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611

J. Sol. Energy Eng 113(1), 56 (Feb 01, 1991) (1 page) doi:10.1115/1.2929952 History: Received June 11, 1990; Revised October 02, 1990; Online June 06, 2008


The representation of the p-h diagram for the thermodynamic vapor-compression cycle found in educational textbooks is misleading, and a suggestion for future presentation is made.

Copyright © 1991 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Vapors , Compression , Cycles
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