Automotive Stirling engine development program

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Publisher: Stirling Engine Systems Division, Mechanical Technology Incorporated in Latham, N.Y

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Statementprepared for National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lewis Research Center under contract DEN 3-32, for U.S. Department of Energy, Conservation and Renewable Energy, Office of Vehicle and Engine R&D under interagency agreement DE-A101-77CS51040
SeriesNASA CR -- 174674, NASA contractor report -- 174674
ContributionsLewis Research Center, United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Vehicle and Engine Research and Development, Mechanical Technology Incorporated. Stirling Engine Systems Division
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Open LibraryOL14929475M

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Engine output, atmospheric conditions Definitions of power Calculation Reciprocating-piston engine with external combustion (Stirling engine) Operating concept and efficiency Design and operating characteristics Wankel rotary engine Design and operating principle Properties of the rotary engine Gas turbine Operating principle, comparative cycle. The Stirling cycle also has the theoretical efficiency of the Carnot cycle, creating tremendous development potential. T. Despite significant research efforts, the Stirling engine has suffered from a few shortcomings that have prevented greater success. Current Stirling engines are expensive to produce, primarily due to the complex heat Cited by: 8. The Ringbom engine, an elegant simplification of the Stirling, is increasingly emerging as a viable, multipurpose engine. Despite its technical elegance, high-speed stable operation capabilities, and potential as an environment-friendly energy source, the advantages manifest in Ringbom design have been slowly realized, due in large to part to its often enigmatic operating regime.5/5(1). 3. INTRODUCTION TO STIRLING ENGINE The Stirling engine (or Stirling's air engine as it was known at the time) was invented and patented by Robert Stirling in It followed earlier attempts at making an air engine but was probably the first to be put to practical use when in an engine built by Stirling was employed pumping water in a File Size: KB.

Figure 1: Schematic of Stirling Engine with key variables noted. Introduction In the undergraduate class at M.I.T., the students explore basic manufacturing tech­ niques by building a stirling engine. The class is concluded by all of the students running their engines at the same time. As the students discover, the stirling engine is File Size: KB. Because it is an external combustion engine it can use virtually any heat source. Three part book, the first being a "biography" of Robert Stirling and his brother James, the second part covering the development of the early air engines up to , followed by various patents and historical papers. , Crayon to CAD: a history of post-war automotive design in Australia / Paul Beranger C2C Publishing [Burwood, Victoria] Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required. The Stirling engine is noted for its high efficiency compared to steam engines, quiet operation, and the ease with which it can use almost any heat engine is currently exciting interest as the core component of micro combined heat and power (CHP) units, in which it is more efficient and safer than a comparable steam engine.

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The Automotive Stirling Program has two parts, as shown in Flg. 1; the Automotive Stlrllng Englne Development (ASE) Program and the Automotive Stlrllng Research and Technology Programs.

The ASE program Is the major engine development effort and the subject of this paper. The Automotive Stirling Research and Technology Programs are speciflc tech-File Size: KB. Get this from a library.

Automotive Stirling engine development program. [Ernest W Kitzner; Ford Motor Company.; United States. Department of Energy. Office of. AUTOMOTIVE STIRLING ENGINE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM January 6. Performing Organization Code 7. Author(s) 8. Performing Organization Report No.

Ernest W. Kitzner. Work Unit No. Performing Organization Name and Address. Ford Motor Company. Contract or Grant No. Dearborn, Michigan ECC The third quarter (April-June, ) effort of the Ford/DOE Automotive Stirling Engine Development Program is reported, specifically Task 1 of that effort, which is Fuel Economy Assessment.

At the end of this quarter the total fourth generation fuel economy projection was MPG (gasoline) with a confidence level of 44%. Get this from a library. Automotive Stirling engine development program. [Ernest W Kitzner; Ford Motor Company.; United States. Department of Energy.

Division of Transportation Energy Conservation.; Lewis Research Center.]. The DOE/NASA Automotive Stirling Engine Development program has been underway for approximately 27 months. This is the ninth quarterly report to be issued, and.

The objectives of the Automotive Stifling Engine (ASE) Development project were to transfer European Stirling engine technology to the United States and develop an ASE that would demonstrate a 30% improvement in combined metro-highway Automotive Stirling engine development program book economy over a comparable spark ignition (SI) engine in the same production vehicle.

In addi. Online shopping from a great selection at Kindle Store Store. The objective of the Automotive Stirling Engine (ASE) program is to develop a Stirling engine for automotive use that provides a 30 percent improvement in fuel economy relative to a comparable Author: Wissam Bou Nader.

Applications of the Stirling engine range from mechanical propulsion to heating and cooling to electrical generation systems. A Stirling engine is a heat engine operating by cyclic compression and expansion of air or other gas, the "working fluid", at different temperature levels such that there is a net conversion of heat to mechanical work.

The Stirling cycle heat engine can also be driven. Many non-automotive Automotive Stirling engine development program book for Stirling engines are established or are in prospect including miniature cryogenic refrigerators for missile guidance and night vision equipment, natural gas and propane fired drivers for refrigeration, heat pumps, cogeneration sets and irrigation pumps, trickle chargers and low, capacity generators for long term unattended operation in remote locations Cited by: 1.

The Regenerator and the Stirling Engine examines the basic scientific and engineering principles of the Regenerator and the Stirling engine. Drawing upon his own research and collaboration with engine developers, Allan J Organ offers solutions to many of the problems which have prevented these engines operating at the levels of efficiency of which they are theoretically by: BibTeX @MISC{Ernst97automotivestirling, author = {D.

Ernst and Richard K. Shaltens and William D. Ernst and Richard K. Shaltens}, title = {Automotive Stirling Engine Development Project}, year = {}}. Its potential has been realized through the development of an automotive Stirling engine, designated the Mod II. The Mod II engine represents the culmination of the Automotive Stirling Engine Development program begun in The program was managed by the Department of Energy and administered by the NASA-Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, by: 1.

Plans of the model Stirling engine method and very useful during Stirling engine development. This theory is based on the isothermal expansion and compression of an ideal gas.

ASSUMPTION OF SCHMIDT THEORY The performance of the engine can be calculated a File Size: KB. Modern Stirling Engine Development Today, there are many companies developing Stirling devices for niche markets, such as cogeneration units and power generation using alternative fuels.

Stirling engines have come a long way from the large and heavy engines of the 19th century, thanks to advancements in materials, manufacturing processes. The Stirling engine (or Stirling's air engine as it was known at the time) was invented and patented in It followed earlier attempts at making an air engine but was probably the first put to practical use when, inan engine built by Stirling was employed pumping water in a quarry.

The main subject of Stirling's original patent was a heat exchanger, which he called an "economiser. conservation by researchers. Stirling engine is one of the most effective means for producing power.

This engine was invented by Sir Robert Stirling in It is an externally heated, clean and runs almost silently on any source of energy [1]. Stirling engine operate under Stirling cycle processes as shown in Fig.

1, which consist of two. NASA Automotive Stirling Engine MOD II Design Report Ford patent for decreasing the start-up time of Stirling engines US 4, Academic Computer Tools. Performance Calculator Further reading. Ceperley (). "A pistonless Stirling engine — The traveling.

Design of a Stirling Engine for Electricity Generation A Major Qualifying Project Submitted to the faculty of WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science by: Hongling Chen Shawn Czerniak Enrique De La Cruz William Frankian Gary Jackson Alula Shiferaw Evan Stewart Approved:Cited by: 3.

Stirling engines work using the heat energy as the energy input and are based on the Stirling cycle. It is proposed to develop a Stirling engine for a kW e electrical output. The specific output file created by the Stirling engine software program for the D engine is available here.

Note that it's a big file, 15 MB. Here is some further reading on Stirling engine efficiency. The Stirling engine software and information manual is available for free through this link.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF STIRLING CYCLE ENGINES. The Stirling Engine, or Hot Air Engine as it was sometimes called, was invented in the ’s. However, it was improved in by the Rev. Robert Stirling, a Scottish minister.

Stirling’s patent is now accepted as a brilliant invention, well ahead of its time. The Stirling engine holds out prospects of achieving a low pollution, quiet automotive power plant with excellent fuel economy and multi-fuel capability.

N.V. Philips, of Holland, has been working with Ford Motor Company since on a joint program to build, test, and develop a conceptual version of the engine to determine its real by: 2.

From envronmentally friendly Stirling engine, we learned: (1) Process of Stirling engine (How it works) (2) Temperature is an indicator of how much energy matter has. Heat is Energy transferred from one body to another body due to a temperature difference (3) Work is product of force on a body and the distance traveled by that body.

File Size: 1MB. Josh “Mac” MacDowell took a year-old Stirling engine, added some 21st-century technology and created a Hybrid electric car capable of MPG. The Stirling engine is being considered as an alternative in the General Motors hybrid electric vehicle program. Stirling engines have some of the same advantages as the gas turbine engine: exhaust emissions are very low, and virtually any fuel can be satisfactorily used.

Earlier attempts to use this engine in automotive applications showed it. How to build your own Stirling engines.

StirlingBuilder offers free plans for building hand crafted Stirling engines from paint cans, and plans and instructions for building a coffee cup style Stirling engine. This site also promotes the book, "Three LTD Stirling Engines You Can Build Without a. Stirling engine development.

Some other companies and organizations have worked on the development of Stirling engines during this period, independently or from Philips earlier designs. Among them one can find the NASA, or United Stirling AB (a Swedish company renamed Kockums AB since, still File Size: KB.

Stirling engine analysis Overview The Stirling Engine Analysis (SEA) program employed during this investigation is based on the program and methodology developed by Berchowitz and Urieli ().

It formed part of a course presented by Urieli at the Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Stirling Engine History p. 09 Design Considerations p.

13 Types of Stirling Engines p. 14 How to Build a Homemade Stirling Engine p. 15 Design Specifications p. 17 Further Design Possibilities p. 18 Alternative Heat Source p. 19 Evaluation Environmental and Economic Impact p.

22File Size: 2MB.This book contains the proceedings of the International Symposium on Alternative and Advanced Automotive Engines, held in Vancouver, B.C., on August 11 The symposium was sponsored by EXPO 86 and The University of British Columbia, and was part of Brand: Springer US.Celebrity, and met all of the program's technical goals.

But improvements in the efficiency of existing engine types, coupled with the status quo's far less expensive cost structure, doomed the Stirling to automotive irrelevance. The External Combustion Revival .