EXPLORATORY STUDY OF THE RAINBOW VARIANT STIRLING CYCLE ENGINE
In this paper a thermodynamic analysis is presented for a Stirling engine having the compression space split into two variable volumes. The analysis was used to determine the effect of operating the machine with the volumes of the two compression spaces varying out of phase with each other and in unequal proportions relative to the expansion space volume. Typical results are presented in the form of work diagrams with the axes rationalized to a common maximum pressure and volume. Optimum combinations of proportion and phase angle of the two compression spaces are determined. The same approach was extended to analysis of the alternative form of Rainbow engine in which a double expansion space is used in conjunction with a single compression space.
- Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, 11th, Proceedings.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Burn, K S
- Walker, G
- Publication Date: 1976
- Pagination: p. 1519-22
- TRT Terms: Compression; Pressure; Stirling engines; Thermodynamics; Traffic signal phases; Volume
- Uncontrolled Terms: Phase angle
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00152291
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 769262
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM