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Fig. 2.1. Therniodymtmic processes on P-V unci I'-S diagrams, (a) Constant-volume heating. {h i Constant-pressure heating.' <el Constant-tcuineralure licntinn shaded area shown on the T-S diagram. Any work done would be the area of the P-V diagram: in this case there is no change in volume so no work is done. If. instead, the piston was free to move, and the process of heat addition was regulated, so as to maintain the pressure or temperature constant, the P-V and T-S diagrams shown in I fig. 2.1(b) and 2.1(c), would result. In both these cases, work is done by the gas in expanding to a larger volume as the heat is added to the system.

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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