Energy conversion devices converting heat into work - Basic Mechanical Engineering

Q.  Which of the following energy conversion devices convert heat into work?
- Published on 01 Sep 15

a. Electrical generators
b. I. C engines
c. Condensers
d. All of the above

ANSWER: I. C engines


  • Sravanthi    -Posted on 12 Nov 15
    - Devices which convert one form of energy into another form of energy are known as energy conversion devices.

    - I. C engines, gas and steam turbines convert heat into work and boilers, heat exchangers such as evaporators and condensers are used to convert heat energy into heat.

    - Work is converted into heat energy by the frictional devices, as friction in turbines which is a part of work produced is used to overcome friction and is converted into heat.

    - Air motors, compressors, etc are used for converting work energy into work. For example, potential energy is converted into kinetic energy when water flows from higher reservoir to lower reservoir.

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