7 University research related to Stirling engines

(i) Professor W. GifTord.

Department of Mechanical Engineering. University of Syracuse, New York. USA.

(ii) Professor J. Smith.

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., USA.

(iii) Professor C. Rallis,

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Witwatersrand, 1 Jan Smuts Ave., Johanesburg 2001. South Africa.

(iv) Dr. William Martini,

Joint Centre for Graduate Studies, University of Washington, Richland, Washington, USA.

(v) Dr. Allan Organ, Department of Engineering. University of Cambridge, Cambridge. U.K.

Department ol Engineering and Cybernetics,

University of Reading,


(vii) Lt. Com. Dr. Graham Reader, Royal Naval Engineering College, Manadon.

Plymouth. U.K.

(viii) Mr. R. A. Billett, School of Engineering, University of Bath. Bath, Avon, U.K.

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Calgary. Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4, Canada.

8. Government departments with active interest in Stirling engines

Division of Fossil Fuel Utilization. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.. USA.

(ii) Mr. Robert Ragsdale, Stirling Engine Project Ollice, Lewis Research Centre. NASA, 21000 Brookpark Rd., Cleveland. Ohio, USA.

Energy Utilization Division, Argonne National Laboratory. Argonnc. Illinois, USA.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Oak Park Drive. Pasadena. Ca., USA.

(v) Flight Dynamics Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Dayton. Ohio, USA.

(vi) Far Infra Red Laboratory,

U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Laboratory, Fort Belvoir. Virginia, USA.

(vii) Cryogenics Laboratory, National Bureau of Standards, Boulder. Colorado. USA.

9. Computing and Cycle Simulation Specialists

Beverley Hills, California. USA.

(ii) Mr. A. Schock, Fairchild Industries. Gcrmantown. Maryland, L'SA.

(iii) Mr. D. Gedeon, Sunpower Inc., Bromley Bdlg.. Athens. Ohio. USA.

(iv) Dr. Israel Urielli. Ormat Turbines. P.O. Box 68, Yavne. Israel.

Lewis Research Centre. NASA, 21000 Brookpark Rd. Cleveland, Ohio. U.S.A.

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Solar Stirling Engine Basics Explained

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