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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Navy

    The Pentagon
    Washington, DC  United States  20350
  • Authors:
    • Tew, R
    • Jefferies, K
    • Miao, D
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 102 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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