The important information from this chapter is summarized below.
Compression Processes Summary
The ideal gas law can be used to determine how the properties of pressure,
temperature, and volume will be related during compression processes.
Pv = R T
A fluid may be considered incompressible if one of two conditions is true:
The fluid is a liquid.
The fluid is a gas with a velocity greater than one-third of the speed of
sound in the gas.
The work for certain types of processes can be determined as follows:
Constant pressure process
W1-2 = P(DV)
Constant volume process
W1-2 = V(DP)