Thermodynamics: Term Paper

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Introduction Many studies have been conducted on alternative energy sources due to the depletion of natural resources and increasing energy demand. Stirling engine is one of the means of energy conservation systems. Due to the external combustion, various energy sources such as solar radiation, radioisotope, biomass, geothermal heat, etc., can be used in the Stirling engines. The continuous external combustion reduces pollutant emissions Stirling engines were safe as they would not explode unlike steam engines, due to lower operating pressure. A Stirling engine operates on a closed loop thermodynamic cycle. Difference in temperature causes compression and expansion of the gaseous working medium. This work is tapped by different arrangements…show more content…
These engines can also be used for combined heat and power Generation system solar, biogas, mid-high temperature waste gases. Gamma Stirling engine is a type of Stirling engine where it can produce a power even when the temperature difference is very low. In this Term Paper the Study is to Develop the model to Analyse the performance of the gamma Stirling engine and also a simple optimisation of the parameters such as alpha, pressure ,temperature difference and the type of gas used in the Stirling…show more content…
Initial work focused on the development of small thermal-power electric generators for radios and similar equipment used in remote areas [2,3]. New materials were one of the keys to the Stirling engine success, such as stainless steel. Another key to success was having a better knowledge of thermal and fluid physics. Kolin [1,2] experimented with a number of low temperature differential (LTD) Stirling engines. In 1983, he presented a model that worked on a temperature difference between the hot and cold ends of the displacer cylinder as low as 15°C. Senft's [4] research in LTD Stirling engines which had an ultra-low temperature difference of 0 sc . In 1997, Iwamoto et al. [5] compared the performance of a LTD Stirling engine with a high-temperature differential Stirling engine. They concluded that the LTD Stirling engine efficiency at its rated speed was approximately 50 % of Carnot

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