Thermal Efficiency

Quantity of heat produced in relation to fuel input.

In the case of a heat engine this is described more precisely as: The percentage of the total chemical energy in the fuel consumed that is converted into useful work.

Where

T1 = heat source [K]
T2 = heat sink [K]


See also: Carnot Cycle, Efficiency, Engine, Heat Engine.

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Subjects: Engines Thermodynamics