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RE: Intercooler explanation

Todd Young <tyoung@wamnet.com> wrote:
>When you supercharge an engine, the intake air gets heated. Turbo, by
>contact with exhaust gases in the turbo; belt-driven, by the fact that the
>is being compressed and air friction in the compressor and some friction
>from the bearings...

Actually I believe that the main reason for the "heating of the air" is the
compression itself (anisothermal?/anisobaric? - what's the word I'm looking
for here guys?).  Anyway, taking 1 cubic foot of air at some temperature
squishing it down to half a cubic foot (say) approx. doubles the
of that air (the same thermal energy has to reside in half the space).

-Mark Quinn