Effect of pressure increase in the Rankine cycle - Thermodynamics

Q.  What is the effect of increase in pressure at which heat is added on the pump work in the Rankine cycle?
- Published on 20 Aug 15

a. the pump work increases with increase in pressure of heat addition
b. the pump work decreases with increase in pressure of heat addition
c. the pump work does not change with increase in pressure of heat addition
d. the pump work either increases or decreases with increase in pressure of heat addition

ANSWER: the pump work increases with increase in pressure of heat addition

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