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Automotive Stirling engine development program - Overview and status report
Author and Affiliation:
Nightingale, N. P.(Mechanical Technology, Inc., Latham, NY, United States)
Abstract: The current status of the automotive-Stirling-engine development program being undertaken by DOE and NASA Lewis is reviewed. The program goals and the reference-engine design are explained, and the modifications introduced to improve performance and lower manufacturing costs are discussed and illustrated, including part-power optimization; increased operating temperature (from 720 to 820 C); 45.4-kg weight reduction; elimination of Co and reduction of Cr used; and improved seals, ceramic components, and high-temperature alloys. The test program, some difficulties encountered, and results after 2042 h are summarized.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1983
Document ID:
19840047305
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 84A30092
Subject Category: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: (SEE A84-30056 13-37)
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: DEN3-32
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Mechanical Technology, Inc.; Latham, NY, United States
Description: 9p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: AUTOMOBILE ENGINES; ENGINE DESIGN; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; STIRLING CYCLE; STIRLING ENGINES; ENGINE PARTS; ENGINE TESTS; HEATERS; PERFORMANCE TESTS
Imprint And Other Notes: IN: IECEC '83; Proceedings of the Eighteenth Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Orlando, FL, August 21-26, 1983. Volume 2 (A84-30056 13-37). New York, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1983, p. 863-871. Research supported by the U.S. Department of Energy.
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