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by vamoose
Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:56 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Large LTD Stirling, Exhaust Heat Recovery Application
Replies: 0
Views: 11723

Large LTD Stirling, Exhaust Heat Recovery Application

Have a look at this one if you've got some spare time... http://blog.executivebiz.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Cool-Energy-EBiz1.jpg http://blog.executivebiz.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Diesel-Genest-05.png http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncer_abstracts/images/fckimages/index.cfm?imgid=3756 http://cfpub.e...
by vamoose
Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:07 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Animated Stirling Engine... 'gifs'
Replies: 8
Views: 36414

Re: Animated Stirling Engine... 'gifs'

Good links Triangle.Stirling, The Animated Engines site is one of the best around for visualisation of engine processes. Anyone into any kind of engine should visit it. My hat off to the creator of the site. It was one of the places (including this forum) that got me hooked into these engines. I sti...
by vamoose
Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:29 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: 2-cylinder Gamma - project
Replies: 69
Views: 27696

Re: 2-cylinder Gamma - project

I've been watching with interest, as i'm sure many other forum members are.. Am impressed with your progress so far, and It seems you guys are heading in the right direction. Sometimes its easy to get ahead of one's self with theses engine's, but you seem to have things in check. I'm guessing youve ...
by vamoose
Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: stirling engine with helium/hydrogen/other gases
Replies: 7
Views: 6775

Re: stirling engine with helium/hydrogen/other gases

Hey stuffandthings, Like all elements/compounds some are more thermally conductive than others. Also different liquids/gases have better/worse viscosity relative to density (partly due to atomic properties and/or molecule shape). Spend some time and do some research into these things and it may beco...
by vamoose
Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:11 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Animated Stirling Engine... 'gifs'
Replies: 8
Views: 36414

Re: Animated Stirling Engine... 'gifs'

Yeah, its kinematic connection is a bit different to standard. It would cause it to run in the opposite rotation to an 'otherwise' identical engine with 'one' crankpin. It would also allow the engine to run in a more balanced fashion (require less counterbalance) with the rotational force and weight...
by vamoose
Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Animated Stirling Engine... 'gifs'
Replies: 8
Views: 36414

Animated Stirling Engine... 'gifs'

Have put together a collection of Stirling engine and related 'gifs' from around the internet that some people may find interesting. A few of them are a bit 'out there' though.. http://www.handpan.org/forum/images/smilies/shrug.gif http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/eb/Beta_stirling_ani...
by vamoose
Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:37 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Website Links Area and Magazine Articles..
Replies: 71
Views: 58206

Re: Stirling Engine magazine articles..

The little engine that might http://books.google.com.au/books?id=RY7CLD9YNEEC&pg=PA101&dq=philips+stirling+generator&hl=en&sa=X&ei=tlqHUpX3A4ifiQeEjoGAAw&ved=0CHwQ6AEwDg#v=onepage&q=philips%20stirling%20generator&f=false Marine power. The stirling engine. http://books.google.com.au/books?id=4P2uWcxb...
by vamoose
Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:43 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: what cycle does this engine use?
Replies: 21
Views: 19399

Re: what cycle does this engine use?

Yep, Your stuff has got my interest blade. I was doing a bit of searching the other day after reading your posts. am brewing up a few thoughts and questions on the subject, but am easily distracted (very easily :eyeroll: ) I don't really think i can help out much, but these engines do catch my inter...
by vamoose
Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:23 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: 300 Watt, Large LTD Stirling engine!
Replies: 4
Views: 8727

Re: 300 Watt, Large LTD Stirling engine!

yep, am familiar with Koichi Hirata and some of the projects he's involved in, (from a general interest level). The links kind of scream his name... Just thought I'd put the images and links to see if it sparked a bit of interest, as it hasn't raised its head on the forum before (to my knowlwdge). T...
by vamoose
Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: 300 Watt, Large LTD Stirling engine!
Replies: 4
Views: 8727

300 Watt, Large LTD Stirling engine!

Has anyone come across this big/little beauty from Saitama University ? http://www.bekkoame.ne.jp/~khirata/academic/kiriki/yama1/gif/300wphot.gif http://www.bekkoame.ne.jp/~khirata/academic/kiriki/yama1/gif/300wstrct.gif http://www.bekkoame.ne.jp/~khirata/academic/kiriki/yama1/gif/300yoke.gif http:/...
by vamoose
Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:24 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Free Book Downloads November 2 & 3
Replies: 4
Views: 5465

Re: Free Book Downloads November 2 & 3

very generous of you Jim,

Is it accessible for android users?
(excuse my simple questions, as I'm a little ignorant in some regard when it comes to pewters and wigwoms.. I'm an ink and paper man when possible.)
(and an ebook virgin also)
:confused: :geek: :red: :razz: :wink: vamoose
by vamoose
Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Why are their no big LTD Stirling Engines
Replies: 6
Views: 7782

Re: Why are their no big LTD Stirling Engines

Hey Adam, There aren't a whole lot of them around but they do exist. Its harder to get efficient power conversion from a low temperature difference. The bigger the delta t (hot/cold temp difference) the better the efficiency and potential power output. check out this one http://www.youtube.com/watch...
by vamoose
Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: 0Consultants/Advisors for large scale LTD Stirling Engine?
Replies: 5
Views: 4406

Re: 0Consultants/Advisors for large scale LTD Stirling Engin

Here's one suggestion Tom, http://www.bsrsolar.com/sv/produkte3_e.html  Sunpulse, 'Big'-Stirling engine.. Beta configuration that uses a rolling sock for the power piston seal. It's claimed (by some) to be capable of producing up to 2kW continuous output, Which is extremely impressive for a non pres...
by vamoose
Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Website Links Area and Magazine Articles..
Replies: 71
Views: 58206

Re: Stirling Engine magazine articles..

Ericsson's Dream http://books.google.com.au/books?id=wfRxXSFPq6kC&lpg=PA33&dq=hot%20air%20engines&pg=PA32#v=onepage&q=hot%20air%20engines&f=false A poor boy who changed the world http://books.google.com.au/books?id=b9gDAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA428&dq=%22hot%20air%20engine%22&pg=PA426#v=onepage&q=%22hot%20air%...
by vamoose
Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Compilation of Stirling/Hot Air engine Videos
Replies: 0
Views: 11462

Compilation of Stirling/Hot Air engine Videos

Ok.. I though it might be worth starting a thread for Compiling Interesting Stirling/Hot Air engine videos, in one place on the forum. I've lifted some, but there are many more to be added and as people come across or remember interesting videos, i hope they will post them here. 'YES' I'm talking t...