Conceptual and basic design of a stirling engine prototype for electrical power generation by solar means

Constantino Roldan, Pedro Pieretti, Luis Rojas Solorzano

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Abstract

The research consisted in a conceptual and basic design of a prototype Stirling engine with the purpose of taking advantage of the solar radiation to produce electric energy. The work began with a bibliography review covering aspects as history, basic functioning, design configurations, applications and analysis methods, just to continue with the conceptual design, where the prototype specifications are determined. Finally, a basic dimensioning of the important components as heat exchangers (heater, cooler, and regenerator), piston, displacer and solar collector was elaborated. The principal conclusions were that the different analysis methods had dissimilitude between the results, in this sense, a construction of the prototype is necessary for the understanding of the complex phenomena occurring inside the engine.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2010
Pages239-249
Number of pages11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010
EventASME 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2010 - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: May 17 2010May 22 2010

Publication series

NameASME 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2010
Volume2

Other

OtherASME 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2010
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ
Period5/17/105/22/10

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Roldan, C., Pieretti, P., & Solorzano, L. R. (2010). Conceptual and basic design of a stirling engine prototype for electrical power generation by solar means. In ASME 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2010 (pp. 239-249). (ASME 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2010; Vol. 2). https://doi.org/10.1115/ES2010-90384