Anybody know stirling engines?

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  1. David_Moechnig

    David_Moechnig Stunt Coordinator

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    I just got done building a stirling engine for applied thermodynamics and thought that maybe someone here would be interested in seeing it and give some critiques/advice. I haven't run it yet, waiting for some JB Weld to cure then I'm going to put the heat to it and see if it will go. More pictures can be found at: http://www.umr.edu/~moechnig/ME221/pictures
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    very cool!
    'fraid I don't know very much about them though.
     
  3. Scott Strang

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    I've always wanted one of those. What will be your heat source?


    I had a small steam engine when I was little and it was really cool.
     
  4. David_Moechnig

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    The heat source will be a sterno can. The assignment was to design and build an engine that buts out .5-1 watt using sterno at a heat source. We test them tomorrow, I'm looking forward to seeing how close to the desired power output I am.
     
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    Lance Nichols Supporting Actor

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    Hmm, I was thinking for my next case mod to use some heat pip on either a graphics card, or my CPU to power a sterling engine that would then power chimney fan on the case...

    Likely switch to water cooling though, too much noise.
     

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