Energy and its Conservation

Energy and its Conservation problem 63

A Belarusian company, Belaz, has produced the largest truck in the world, the engine of which has as much as 4600 horsepower (note that one horsepower equals 735 W). Its efficiency is 0.22 and oil with specific heat of combustion of oil of and density is used as the propellant.

  • How many kilometers will the truck be able to drive smoothly without cargo at an average speed of if it starts driving with a full 5000-liter tank?

  • Calculate the consumption rate (how many liters of fuel per hour) of this truck.

  • Calculate the temperature of the truck's hot tank if it would act as an ideal Stirling engine. Assume that the temperature of the cold tank is the ambient temperature which is .


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