Overview of NASA supported Stirling thermodynamic loss researchNASA is funding research to characterize Stirling machine thermodynamic losses. NASA's primary goal is to improve Stirling design codes to support engine development for space and terrestrial power. However, much of the fundamental data is applicable to Stirling cooling and heat pump applications. The research results are reviewed. Much was learned about oscillating flow hydrodynamics, including laminar/turbulent transition, and tabulated data was documented for further analysis. Now, with a better understanding of the oscillating flow field, it is time to begin measuring the effects of oscillating flow and oscillating pressure level on heat transfer in heat exchanger flow passages and in cylinders.
Tew, Roy C. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Geng, Steven M. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
August 16, 2013
January 1, 1992
Publication: In: IECEC '92; Proceedings of the 27th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, San Diego, CA, Aug. 3-7, 1992. Vol. 5 (A93-25851 09-44)