In thermodynamics, a temperature–entropy (T–s) diagram is a thermodynamic diagram used to visualize changes to temperature (T ) and specific entropy (s) during a thermodynamic process or cycle as the graph of a curve. It is a useful and common tool, particularly because it helps to visualize the heat transfer during a process. For reversible (ideal) processes, the area under the T–s curve of a process is the heat transferred to the system during that process.
Working fluids are often categorized on the basis of the shape of their T–s diagram.
- Carnot cycle
- Pressure–volume diagram
- Rankine cycle
- Saturation vapor curve
- Working fluid
- Working fluid selection
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