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Variable displacement engines

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:59 am
by Josephkaisner
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 lot of bearings and the geometry of the Ross yoke would need only slight modification to effectively alter the displacement. What are your thoughts?