Title: A new design of stirling engine for automotive application

Authors: C. Caputo, V. Naso

Addresses: Istituto di Macchine e Tecnologie Meccaniche, Faculte di Ingegneria, Universita degli Studi di Roma, Italy. ' Istituto di Macchine e Tecnologie Meccaniche, Faculte di Ingegneria, Universita degli Studi di Roma, Italy

Abstract: The advantages and disadvantages of the Stirling engine vis a vis conventional engines for automotive power are discussed. The paper describes a new Stirling engine design constructed by the authors, the essential feature of which is two interlocking pistons moving at right angles. Details of the mechanical arrangement and functioning are given. Tests are in progress to determine the efficacy of seals and balancing.

Keywords: Stirling engine; automotive engines; engine design; engine new concept; vehicle propulsion system; clean exhaust gas; specific brake power; balancing mechanism; long-life engine; continuous combustion; external combustion engine.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.1980.061068

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 1980 Vol.1 No.3, pp.239 - 256

Available online: 25 May 2014 *

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