Stirling engine

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Stirling engine

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Robert Stirling thermodynamics

Stirling engine

Heat engine, heat pump

In the real world

The Stirling engine is an “external combustion engine”; its inside is completely sealed; its operation requires an external source of heat.

An alpha-type Stirling engine has two cylinders and two pistons. A beta-type Stirling engine has one cylinder, one piston, and a gas displacer. A gamma-type Stirling engine has two cylinders, one piston, and a gas displacer.

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