Day: December 3, 2016

Enthalpy

Enthalpy

Enthalpy

12/03/16

“How can we model the total energy inside a thermodynamic system?”

 

As a scientist or engineer, if you ever work with thermodynamics systems, then you will have to understand the amount of energythat you are working with. However, how can we represent this concept in more concrete terms? Well, luckily for us, after many years of hard labor, scientists and engineers have formulated the very concept of enthalpy of this very matter. Enthalpy can be defined as the amount of energy stored within a thermodynamic system, which can be symbolically defined as H = u + p*V, with H being the enthalpy, u being the internal energy of the system, p being the pressure and V being the volume.