383

Mass distribution 56-57 Mass flow. 130 Mass flow rate, 144, 185-188 Moss ratio. 177, 182. 183-184 Materials. 2, 45, 78-79, 85, 87, 89, 91. 105, 140,151. 153, 154. 158-159. 164. 173. 222-223, 302. 385-387. 434-J37

Matrix, regenerative. 16-19, 90. 140-159,

412, 461, 475 McDonncl-Douglas artificial heart engine, 402-407

Mean cycle pressure, 53-54 Mean flow rate. 133 Mean rubbing velocity, 90 Mechanical arrangements, ยก07-123 Mcchanicat friction, 40, 42, 16-1, 230 Mechanical vibrations, 254-257 Metal combustion, 436-443 Metallurgical limit, 45, 472 Mining applications, 394-395 Model hot-air engines, 5, 46J-47J Momentum, 64 Multiphase working fluid, 172 Multiple-cylinder, free-piston arrangement, 109, 265

Multiple-cylinder, free-piston, 'cyclic-

compounded' Siemens engines, 111 Multi-stage combustion, 354-356

Nci cycle work. 42, 176, 206, 208 Nitrogen. 216

Nitrogen tctroxide, 195-198 Nodal analvsiS, 47-48, 64-71, 72. 148 Noise. 105", 107, 210-219. 327, 336. 367. 384

Nomenclature, 1-2 Nuclerst icactor energy sources, 426 Numerical simulation, 69 Nussclt number, 132. 169

Oil containment, 90-91

Operating characteristics of Stirling engines,

203-233. 321-322 Operation analysis, 12-13 Optimization of design parameters, 94-101. 161

Organ nodal analysis program. 71 Oscillating-cylinder mechanism, 71 Oscillating-cylinder mechanism. 113 Otto cycle engine, 45 Outci dead point, 14

Phase-angle variation control systems. 249-251

Philips engines, 86, 157, 160.239, 288-325 Philips/Ford automotive engines. III, 158, 243

Philips nodal analysts program, 71 Philips rhombic-drive engine, 108 Philips Stirling engine simulation computet program. 161. 164

Philips thermodynamic analysis simulation program. 60 Piston;., 82-90, 108, 111, 472-473 Piston centering, 270-273, 274 active technique, 272, 274 leak technique, 272 store-and-dump technique, 272-273 Piston-cylinder engines, 115-116 Piston displacer. 11>8. 402 Piston-displacer free-piston engine, 261-

Solar Stirling Engine Basics Explained

Solar Stirling Engine Basics Explained

The solar Stirling engine is progressively becoming a viable alternative to solar panels for its higher efficiency. Stirling engines might be the best way to harvest the power provided by the sun. This is an easy-to-understand explanation of how Stirling engines work, the different types, and why they are more efficient than steam engines.

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