The performance data of experimental Stirling engines are considered along with questions of exhaust-gas composition, engine noise, engine volume and weight, engine control, and the engine-starting process. The Stirling engine can use practically any liquid or gaseous fuel for its operation. It is found that technically a use of the Stirling engine in motor vehicles is feasible. Economic questions related to an introduction of the Stirling engine are discussed along with possible new developments which could improve the economic situation in favor of a use of Stirling engine.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    400 Maryland Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20546
  • Authors:
    • Kuhlman, P
  • Publication Date: 1978-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191202
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-75442
  • Contract Numbers: NASW-3199
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM