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Four-Cylinder Stirling-Engine Computer ProgramComputer program developed for simulating steady-state and transient performance of four-cylinder Stirling engine. In model, four cylinders interconnected by four working spaces. Each working space contains seven volumes: one for expansion space, heater, cooler, and compression space and three for regenerator. Thermal time constant for regenerator mass associated with each regenator gas volume. Former code generates results very quickly, since it has only 14 state variables with no energy equation. Current code then used to study various aspects of Stirling engine in much more detail. Program written in FORTRAN IV for use on IBM 370 computer.
Document ID
19860000246
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Daniele, C. J.
Lorenzo, C. F.
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1986
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 10
Issue: 3
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
MACHINERY
Report/Patent Number
LEW-14155
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.