LatentWork and Latent Heat of the Liquid/Vapor Transformation

Report No. ARL-TR-7008
Authors: Michael A. Grinfeld and Steven B. Segletes
Date/Pages: August 2014; 26 pages
Abstract: The key elements of the theory of the liquid/vapor phase transformations are the phase equilibrium curve pressure/temperature and latent heat of the transformation. To the best of our knowledge, nobody has yet analyzed the latent work of phase transformation. In this report, we try to eliminate this paradoxical gap. Through a generalized methodology, we study the latent heat and latent work of liquid/vapor phase transformation for variously constrained thermodynamic processes.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: August 1, 2014