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A simple method of calculating Stirling engines for engine design optimizationA calculation method is presented for a rhombic drive Stirling engine with a tubular heater and cooler and a screen type regenerator. Generally the equations presented describe power generation and consumption and heat losses. It is the simplest type of analysis that takes into account the conflicting requirements inherent in Stirling engine design. The method itemizes the power and heat losses for intelligent engine optimization. The results of engine analysis of the GPU-3 Stirling engine are compared with more complicated engine analysis and with engine measurements.
Document ID
19790026182
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Martini, W. R. (Washington, University Joint Center for Graduate Study, Richland, Wash., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1978
Subject Category
THERMODYNAMICS AND STATISTICAL PHYSICS
Meeting Information
Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference(San Diego, CA)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSG-3194
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSG-3152
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other