MECHANICAL DEFINITIONS

What is the Difference between Reversible and irreversible process?

Reversible and irreversible process plays  a vital role in our every day life and also in the field of thermal engineering.As a mechanical,we should have to know the basics so that we can understand the subject very easily.Therefore,In this article, I am going to explain about the Difference between Reversible and irreversible process in a detailed manner.

What is the Difference between Reversible and irreversible process?
What is the Difference between Reversible and irreversible process?

Reversible process:

   It is a process which can be made to exactly replace its path without suffering any deviation.

   A process in which there are no losses is called Reversible process.

Ex:

1.Spring-mass system

2. Electro plating

                                    A +   B    => C  +  D

    And if  the reversible is attained i.e  C  +   D    => A  +  B      Then that process is called Reversible process.

Irreversible process:

    It is a process which cannot be made to exactly retrace its path without suffering its deviation is called irreversible process.

Most of the processes in nature are irreversible.Any process with friction or losses is called irreversible process.

Ex:

  • Sun’s  energy coming to earth.
  • Hot cup of coffee kept on the table
  • combustion
  • Wind flow.

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