Beta-type Stirling engine operating at atmospheric pressure

Cinar C., Yucesu S., Topgul T., Okur M.

APPLIED ENERGY, vol.81, no.4, pp.351-357, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 81 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2004.08.004
  • Journal Name: APPLIED ENERGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.351-357
  • Keywords: stirling engine, piston-cylinder arrangement, atmospheric pressure, performance
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, a beta-type Stirling engine, with a 192 cc total swept-volume, was manufactured and its performance tested at atmospheric pressure. The hot-source temperature is chosen as a fundamental parameter of the experimental study. Experiments were performed with an electrical heater at 800, 900 and 1000 degrees C temperatures. Torque and output-power variations were obtained for different engine speeds. The test engine reached a maximum of 5.98 W at 208 rpm, at the hot-source temperature of 1000 degrees C. (c) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.