In the first part the stirling cycle for a double acting engine is discussed. In the engine by Rinia the heat cycle takes place between the cold underside of the piston in a first cylinder and the warm top face of a second adjoining cylinder. Between the cylinders there are the relevant heat exchangers, the heater, the regenerator and the cooler. The working gas contained therein flows with oscillations through the heat exchangers. The operations are described in detail. The control of the operations is discussed (particularly control of pressure level, short circuit control, intermittent short circuit control, control of cylinder volume, control of cylinder clearance). Finally comparisons are made between types of control with the conclusion that the main types of control, i.e. control of cylinder volume, pressure level control and intermittent short circuit control, have their advantages and disadvantages. For certain applications they could achieve particular significance. In the second part differing engine concepts of the following manufacturers are discussed: Philips, Holland; Ford, USA; United Stirling Sweden AB, Sweden; M.A.N-MWM, Germany; M.A.N-MWN/Battelle Institute; Harwell, United Kingdom Energy Authority.

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    Franckhlsche Verlagshandlung

    Pfizerstrasse 5, Postfach 640
    7000 Stuttgart 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Zacharias, F
  • Publication Date: 1977-9-19


  • German

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 371-377
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  • Accession Number: 00190269
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM