Stirling Engine Information

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[SOLVED] Stirling Engine Information

Just want to make sure everyone is aware that the Stirling engine is advancing and has many great applications in power/energy generation, cooling, and water purification.

http://www.StirlingInfo.com has current news, and an organized directory.
 
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Does anyone know where to buy a cheap Stirling engine that will be used for a classroom presentation? I tried eBay but they are selling anywhere between $130 - $300, and that's way more than I want to spend for a 5 min one time presentation.
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Thank you for sharing this information about the Stirling engine! It is indeed a fascinating technology with a wide range of potential applications. I appreciate the resource you provided and will definitely check it out to learn more about the latest developments in this field. It's exciting to see how this technology is advancing and being utilized in various industries for efficient and sustainable energy solutions. Thank you for bringing attention to it.
 

1. What is a Stirling engine?

A Stirling engine is a heat engine that operates by cyclic compression and expansion of air or other gas at different temperatures, resulting in a net conversion of heat energy into mechanical work.

2. How does a Stirling engine work?

A Stirling engine works by using the temperature difference between two plates to create a cyclical movement of a gas, typically helium or hydrogen. This movement drives a piston, which in turn, generates mechanical work.

3. What is the efficiency of a Stirling engine?

The theoretical maximum efficiency of a Stirling engine is 100%, but in practice, it is typically around 30-40%. This is due to various losses, such as heat transfer, friction, and imperfect gas compression.

4. What are the advantages of a Stirling engine?

Some advantages of Stirling engines include their quiet operation, low maintenance, and ability to run on any heat source, such as solar, biomass, or waste heat. They also have a longer lifespan compared to traditional internal combustion engines.

5. What are the applications of Stirling engines?

Stirling engines have various applications, including power generation, heating and cooling, and pumping. They are also used in some vehicles, such as submarines and space probes, and are being explored for use in hybrid electric vehicles.

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