A STIRLING ENGINE COMPUTER MODEL FOR PERFORMANCE CALCULATIONS
To support the development of the Stirling engine as a possible alternative to the automobile spark-ignition engine, the thermodynamic characteristics of the Stirling engine were analyzed and modeled on a computer. The modeling techniques used are presented. The performance of an existing rhombic-drive Stirling engine was simulated by use of this computer program, and some typical results are presented. Engine tests are planned in order to evaluate this model.
Department of the NavyThe Pentagon
Washington, DC United States 20350
- Tew, R
- Jefferies, K
- Miao, D
- Publication Date: 1978-7
- Pagination: 102 p.
- TRT Terms: Computer programs; Energy; Heat transfer; Mathematical models; Performance tests; Simulation; Spark ignition engines; Stirling engines; Thermal properties; Vehicle power plants
- Identifier Terms: FORTRAN (Computer program language)
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile engines; Stirling cycle; Univac 1110 computer
- Subject Areas: Energy; Highways; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00185809
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-78884 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: EC-77-A-31-1011
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 29 1979 12:00AM