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by Sockmonkey
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Manson cycle turbine
Replies: 2
Views: 978

Re: Manson cycle turbine

Aaaand I managed to screw up the previous image.
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by Sockmonkey
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Manson cycle turbine
Replies: 2
Views: 978

Re: Manson cycle turbine

Using vane rotor like so may be better, as it's easier to make. The cam surfaces do need to different sizes though, with the exhaust one producing greater volume than the intake.
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by Sockmonkey
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: manson engine with alternate breathing
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

Re: manson engine with alternate breathing

MikeB wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:00 am
Probably not critical, but it seems to me that this is only going to work well if the engine is already running at a reasonably high speed, so might need a lot of 'assistance' to get started.
Yes, that's true. Would probably be good to have a regenerator mesh lining the heat chamber too.
by Sockmonkey
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: manson engine with alternate breathing
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

Re: manson engine with alternate breathing

The site has links to better ones. One example isn't much to base an opinion on, though Of course I can't say yet if this version will be better than those.
by Sockmonkey
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: manson engine with alternate breathing
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

manson engine with alternate breathing

In my research on pulse jets, it was shown that when an expanding hot gas is suddenly released from a chamber, the inertia of the gas can cause it to create a vacuum in the chamber which then sucks in cold air from outside right back through the opening the hot gas just escaped from. It might be wor...
by Sockmonkey
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Manson cycle turbine
Replies: 2
Views: 978

Manson cycle turbine

This first image is apparently a variation on the manson engine. https://i.imgur.com/eC7rrvr.jpg It seems pretty clever because traveling through the long heating tube gives the air plenty of time to heat up, so the tube only needs to be just above the working temperature of the air. That means it d...
by Sockmonkey
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)
Replies: 443
Views: 197091

Re: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Hi everybody. I love gadgets and mechanical stuff in general. It's the problem solving and clever solutions that really get me going. Been reading through various posts on here to educate myself. Stirlings in general are pretty neat and once I've read through some more posts I'll start tossing out s...