THE CALCULATION OF THE THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES OF PROPANE, PROPYLENE, N-BUTANE AND ETHYLENE
The thermodynamic properties of propane, propylene, n-butane and ethylene were calculated and are presented in tables. The tables list the values of the specific volume, the enthalpy, the entropy, the specific heat at constant pressure, the specific heat at constant volume and the sonic velocity of the four hydrocarbons in a temperature and pressure range which can be encountered when these commodities are shipped by rail tank cars. This includes subcooled states, saturation equilibrium states and superheated states. The computer program with which the tables were generated is discussed in detail and a complete listing of the program is given. The underlying thermodynamic theory and the equation of state used in the development of the presented data was given in Report No. FRA-ORD 76/299 and is not repeated. The present report is user-oriented in that it gives extensive tables and a complete listing of the computer program with which these tables were generated.
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University of Maryland, College ParkDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
College Park, MD United States 20742
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Sallet, D W
- Palmer, M E
- Publication Date: 1980-4
- Media Type: Digital/other
- Features: References; Tables;
- Pagination: 157 p.
- TRT Terms: Fluid dynamics; Liquefied petroleum gas; Propane; Railroad safety; Safety valves; Tank cars
- Old TRIS Terms: Tank car safety
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00319059
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-76/300 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-64181
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM