Thermodynamics Questions & Answers  




There is a mistake in your reasoning. You define correctly the mixture enthalpy as used in the psychrometric chart: $$ \tilde{h}_{4}=\frac{\dot{m}_{v4} h_{v4} + \dot{m}_{A4} h_{A4}}{\dot{m}_{A4}} = \frac{\dot{m}_{mix4} h_{mix4}}{\dot{m}_{A4}} $$ But you must express $h_{\rm A4}=C_P T_{\rm A4}$ with $T_{\rm A4}$ in Celcius. Also, when calculating the other air enthalpy $h_{\rm A3}$ you must use Celcius degrees, not Kelvin. Celcius must be used and not Kelvin because those who made the psychrometric chart defined their enthalpies this way. Try it again ;) I'll give you 1.5 point bonus boost for this question. After trying again, you still can't find the solution because $\omega$ is off the chart. You are doing nothing wrong this time, you have just encountered a limitation of the psychro chart when determining the enthalpies. Here, there's no choice but to use table a2 and to iterate.... 



Please typeset your mathematics correctly. Use the preview command and make sure the math expressions appear as intended, that the same notation is used as in class, and that the text is easy to read for the others. After you do that, I'll answer your question. You can only use the two expressions you are mentioning when the gas is calorically perfect and thermally perfect... Unfortunately, when using the Van der Waal equation of state, the gas is not thermally perfect and the latter can not be used.. You need to find another way to solve the problem. I'll give you 1 point bonus boost for this question. 

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