Stirling engine technology and its application on solar power generation

Chin-Hsiang Cheng, Hang Suin Yang

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Abstract

In this study, a beta-type 500-W Stirling engine is developed and tested, and a nonideal adiabatic model is built and applied to predict performance of the engine. Engine torque, engine speed, and shaft power output are measured under various operating conditions. Furthermore, as the charged pressure and the heating temperature are set at eight bars and 800 °C and a No. 50 wire mesh is used in the regenerator, the shaft power of the engine can reach 556 W at 1665 rpm with 1.21-kW input heat transfer rate (45.95 % thermal efficiency). The experimental data are compared with the numerical predictions to verify the theoretical model. It is found that the experimental data of the shaft power output closely agree with the numerical predictions. This implies that the theoretical model is valid and helpful to the engine design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
PublisherPleiades Publishing
Pages3-9
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
Volume0
ISSN (Print)2195-4356
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4364

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Solar power generation
Stirling engines
Engines
Regenerators
Torque
Wire
Heat transfer
Heating

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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Cheng, C-H., & Yang, H. S. (2014). Stirling engine technology and its application on solar power generation. In Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering (pp. 3-9). (Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering; Vol. 0). Pleiades Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-81-322-1871-5_1
Cheng, Chin-Hsiang ; Yang, Hang Suin. / Stirling engine technology and its application on solar power generation. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Pleiades Publishing, 2014. pp. 3-9 (Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering).
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Cheng, C-H & Yang, HS 2014, Stirling engine technology and its application on solar power generation. in Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering, vol. 0, Pleiades Publishing, pp. 3-9. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-81-322-1871-5_1

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Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Pleiades Publishing, 2014. p. 3-9 (Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering; Vol. 0).

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