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Stirling cycle engines : inner workings and design / Allan J. Organ.

Author/Creator:
Organ, Allan J.
Publication:
Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (296 p.)
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Subjects:
Stirling engines -- Design and construction.
Stirling engines.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Some 200 years after the original invention, internal design of a Stirling engine has come to be considered a specialist task, calling for extensive experience and for access to sophisticated computer modelling. The low parts-count of the type is negated by the complexity of the gas processes by which heat is converted to work. Design is perceived as problematic largely because those interactions are neither intuitively evident, nor capable of being made visible by laboratory experiment. There can be little doubt that the situation stands in the way of wider application of this elegant conc
Contents:
Stirling myth - and Stirling reality
Réflexions sur le cicle de Carnot
What Carnot efficiency?
Equivalence conditions for volume variations
The optimum vs optimization
Design correlations - heat transfer
A question of adiabaticity
More adiabaticity
Dynamic similarity
Intrinsic similarity
Getting started
Fasttrack gas path design
Flexiscale
Rescale
Less steam, more traction - Stirling engine design without the hot air
Heat transfer correlations - from the horse's mouth
Wire mesh regenerator - back-of-envelope sums
Son of Schmidt
H2 vs He vs air
The hot-air engine
Ultimate Lagrange formulation
Appendix A-1: The reciprocating carnot cycle
Appendix A-2: Determination of V2 and V4 - polytropic processes
Appendix A-3: Design charts - nomograms
Appendix A-4: Kinematics of lever-crank drive.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
1-118-81841-5
1-118-81842-3
1-118-81840-7
OCLC:
863038967