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by Triangle.Stirling
Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: 2-cylinder Gamma - project
Replies: 69
Views: 27654

Re: 3-cylinder Gamma - project

thank you for your help Ian! Today i got the other bottles, 2 wrong ones, and 1 good. So i ended up with 2 good, and 3 wrong. Therefore we are now going for a 2 cylinder layout. I've made sketches of the parts, and now they will be drawn in a cad program so we get nice building plans. More building-...
by Triangle.Stirling
Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: 2-cylinder Gamma - project
Replies: 69
Views: 27654

Re: 3-cylinder Gamma - project

Thank you for your answers Ian! we're going to use these bearings Thank you for the suggestion of making a crankshaft. I've seen the picture before, but always thought: how do you ensure the pieces are exactly in line? Now i see the picture again, i see how you did that. I totally forgot that. I thi...
by Triangle.Stirling
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: 2-cylinder Gamma - project
Replies: 69
Views: 27654

Re: 3-cylinder Gamma - project

Drink bottles are made of Stainless steel of course. The aluminium ones i have also, but aluminium deforms at high temperatures, and is too soft. I have to search for a cooking burner, but we can test it with Bunsen-burners at school. For the diaphragm i am going for a shorter stroke. It is difficul...
by Triangle.Stirling
Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: 2-cylinder Gamma - project
Replies: 69
Views: 27654

Re: 3-cylinder Gamma - project

I've made a few calculations. The inner diameter of my can is 72 mm. If i have a 40 mm stroke then, 20 mm up, and 20 mm down, i have a displacement of 90.5 cc The displacement of the power piston then must be 60 cc. if i give the power piston the same stroke, it must be 219 mm in diameter. I will ha...
by Triangle.Stirling
Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: 2-cylinder Gamma - project
Replies: 69
Views: 27654

Re: 3-cylinder Gamma - project

Today i received 2 water bottles in the mail :) Onfortunately they are different :( One is the right one, but the other is double-walled and smaller. Luckily i ordered 5, the other 3 are coming soon. a heat source is also a problem i don't know the best solution for. I most like to use a bunsen-burn...
by Triangle.Stirling
Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: 2-cylinder Gamma - project
Replies: 69
Views: 27654

Re: 3-cylinder Gamma - project

we want to get a bit of power from it. When we use one cylinder, power is limited. 2 cylinders is a little bit more, and 3 seems better. When we use 4 cylinders, we think it will have less power, due to friction. Also bending an axis for it will be complexer with 4 cylinders. We thought 3 is as much...
by Triangle.Stirling
Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: 2-cylinder Gamma - project
Replies: 69
Views: 27654

2-cylinder Gamma - project

Hello everybody, We're doing our final assignment about Stirling Engines. We will start very soon on building a 3-cylinder water-bottle stirling engine. First of al, the water bottles: We've ordered five of these, just in case we mess it up Water Bottle The displacer will be made of steel wool, i'm ...
by Triangle.Stirling
Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Existing applications of the Stirling engine
Replies: 11
Views: 8468

Re: Existing applications of the Stirling engine

We already have searched the internet a lot! We have found a lot of literature. We have all Nasa documents on the topic, the articles from another topic, and so much more. It is quite a lot, but it's nice to gather as much information as possible. The book of Andy Ross i have already printed, nice t...
by Triangle.Stirling
Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Existing applications of the Stirling engine
Replies: 11
Views: 8468

Re: Existing applications of the Stirling engine

Sorry for our late answer. Due to schoolwork and my internet connection not working it is a bit late. I don't know you can really call it 'danger' when you're bitten by the Stirling Engine bug? How more we read about the stirling engine, it becomes more interesting. It is hard to find the right info...
by Triangle.Stirling
Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Existing applications of the Stirling engine
Replies: 11
Views: 8468

Re: Existing applications of the Stirling engine

wow, what a huge list of applications, totallly awesome! and on the list of vehicles: What an incredible list is that? Where do you get al the information? I've searched the whole internet, and it's very difficult to find good specific information. For now i have to focus on our assignment, but woul...
by Triangle.Stirling
Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Existing applications of the Stirling engine
Replies: 11
Views: 8468

Existing applications of the Stirling engine

Hello everybody, For our assignment, we are searching companies that sell useful applications of the Stirling Engine. We have discovered a great number of companies yet, but maybe there are more. What we have till now: -Phililps (in history) -GM (concept car) -Nasa (testcar and space-program) -Solo ...
by Triangle.Stirling
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)
Replies: 442
Views: 180682

Re: "Hi" We are new here!

Hello everybody, We are 2 students in the graduating class and making an assignment about Stirling Engines. We'd like to learn as much about existing and possible applications of the Stirling Engine. We'd also plan to design our own Stirling engine. We already have read a lot of information here on ...
by Triangle.Stirling
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Philips MP1002CA Stirling Engine
Replies: 12
Views: 15642

Re: Philips MP1002CA Stirling Engine

Wow, that is a very nice barnfind!
Of course we'd like to see photo's !

It must be very cool to have one of the Philips engines. Does somebody know if there are such engines located in the Netherlands?

Krijn