Closed free piston/displacer Stirling idea

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Closed free piston/displacer Stirling idea

Postby vminnen » Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:28 pm

Just uploaded a href="http://www.stirlingengine.com/file-storage/one-file?file_id=310">sketched
idea
with which I tried to confront some of the problematic
aspects I spotted as common to many (model) stirlings:
  • friction
  • air leakage
  • not self-starting
  • complicated mechanisms to ensure displacer movement timing
  • Apparently, free piston/displacer engines are the name of the
    game in commercial solar / micro-CHP applications. But I have not come
    across any model engines operating on FPD principles yet.

    Is this
    idea is any good? Else I hope it might inspire someone for something
    better...

    vminnen
     
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