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by Josephkaisner
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Variable displacement engines
Replies: 0
Views: 3537

Variable displacement engines

I have been hearing a lot of talk about variable displacement engines in the automotive industry and it made me start to think. Why couldn't the same idea be applied to Stirling engines? I understand that the amount of bearings would have to be increased but think about the Ross yoke, it has quite a...
by Josephkaisner
Mon May 09, 2016 4:27 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: My first post. Advice needed.
Replies: 32
Views: 14387

Re: My first post. Advice needed.

The book that I was speaking of was written by Roy Darlington from the UK.
do you know where I could get my hands on some of Rizzo's works?
by Josephkaisner
Sun May 08, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Engine pressurisation question
Replies: 13
Views: 5719

Re: Engine pressurisation question

I agree with Ian.
by Josephkaisner
Sat May 07, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: My first post. Advice needed.
Replies: 32
Views: 14387

Re: My first post. Advice needed.

Wellington, I,m just starting in stirling engines as well but one excellent, excellent, book that has helped me a lot is called STIRLING AND HOT AIR ENGINES. It is a must read. I work with ATVs and i think one of the best alternators that you could get would be the one for the 1988 Kawasaki Bayou 22...
by Josephkaisner
Sat May 07, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Engine pressurisation question
Replies: 13
Views: 5719

Re: Engine pressurisation question

In theory the crankcase and the swept space should have equal pressure if the engine is pressurized or not. If theory is right, then rpm should be decided by the pressurization's influence on engine power. So it seems that rpm and pressurization is not directly related.
by Josephkaisner
Sat May 07, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Does the stirling engine have a future in competing with IC engines?
Replies: 10
Views: 5960

Re: Does the stirling engine have a future in competing with IC engines?

I work on ATVs a good deal. atvs do need a lot of torque. stirling engines have high rpm with low power. perfect for driving a hydraulic pump!
by Josephkaisner
Fri May 06, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Does the stirling engine have a future in competing with IC engines?
Replies: 10
Views: 5960

Re: Does the stirling engine have a future in competing with IC engines?

what do you guys think about using the stirling engine in a hydrostatic/mechanical atv?
by Josephkaisner
Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Does the stirling engine have a future in competing with IC engines?
Replies: 10
Views: 5960

Re: Does the stirling engine have a future in competing with IC engines?

I mean, we can talk about stirling engines all that we want, but how can stirling engines in reality do anything for the world?
by Josephkaisner
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Does the stirling engine have a future in competing with IC engines?
Replies: 10
Views: 5960

Re: Does the stirling engine have a future in competing with IC engines?

What do you guys think about connecting a stirling engine to a hydrostatic transmission? For use in an ATV.
by Josephkaisner
Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: New high power stirling engine design.
Replies: 18
Views: 9379

Re: New high power stirling engine design.

Please give me some help on the Ross yoke geometry.
by Josephkaisner
Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Does the stirling engine have a future in competing with IC engines?
Replies: 10
Views: 5960

Does the stirling engine have a future in competing with IC engines?

Does the stirling engine have anything (reality here) for the IC engine world?
by Josephkaisner
Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: New high power stirling engine design.
Replies: 18
Views: 9379

Re: New high power stirling engine design.

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Why do so many people like annular heaters? what i meant about the cad was, could you just tell me what you think of my design?
by Josephkaisner
Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: New high power stirling engine design.
Replies: 18
Views: 9379

Re: New high power stirling engine design.

Thanks for all the help, Ian!
by Josephkaisner
Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: New high power stirling engine design.
Replies: 18
Views: 9379

Re: New high power stirling engine design.

Ian, To answer your first thought, i have come up with my plans ( and most of the specifications ) in my head. The machine tools i can use are mostly computer operated. So some degree of a CAD is required. From what i have read, the difference between the stirling and alpha engines is that the stirl...