The ideal cycle, its application to a practical machine, and the specific advantages of high efficiency, low emissions, multi-fuel capability, and low noise of the stirling engine are discussed. Certain portions of the Stirling engine must operate continuously at high temperature. Ceramics offer the potential of cost reduction and efficiency improvement for advanced engine applications. Potential applications for ceramics in Stirling engines, and some of the special problems pertinent to using ceramics in the Stirling engine are described. The research and technology program in ceramics which is planned to support the development of advanced Stirling engines is outlined.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conf-Presented at 5TH Army Mater. Technol. Conf.: Ceramics for High Performance Appl., 2, Newport, R. I., 21-25 Mar. 1977; Cosponsored by Army Mater. And Mech. Res. Center and Darpa.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Navy

    The Pentagon
    Washington, DC  United States  20350
  • Authors:
    • Tomazic, W A
    • Cairelli, J E
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166221
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-X-73632
  • Contract Numbers: EC-77-A-31-1011
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1978 12:00AM