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Title: Modeling a complete Stirling engine

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Energy (Oxford)
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Journal Name: Energy (Oxford); Journal Volume: 80; Journal Issue: C; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2017-06-01 21:42:32; Journal ID: ISSN 0360-5442
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United Kingdom

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Paul, Christopher J., and Engeda, Abraham. Modeling a complete Stirling engine. United Kingdom: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1016/
Paul, Christopher J., & Engeda, Abraham. Modeling a complete Stirling engine. United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/
Paul, Christopher J., and Engeda, Abraham. 2015. "Modeling a complete Stirling engine". United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/
title = {Modeling a complete Stirling engine},
author = {Paul, Christopher J. and Engeda, Abraham},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1016/},
journal = {Energy (Oxford)},
number = C,
volume = 80,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = 2015,
month = 2

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  • A recently completed University of Calgary study has shown that regenerative retarding (the storage and later use of energy normally dissipated as heat by friction brakes) can be applied to vehicles powered by Stirling-cycle engines. Changes in the valving arrangement of a multiple-cylinder Stirling powerplant can convert the engine to a heat pump capable of recovering energy that would ordinarily be wasted during a vehicle's downhill travel and of transferring the energy through a liquid-metal heat pipe to storage in a thermal battery for later reuse in the vehicle's externally heated propulsion system. Up to 60% of the fuel neededmore » to drive a truck uphill could be saved by regenerative braking downhill. When petroleum-based diesel fuel and gasoline are no longer available at low cost, the energy sources for Stirling-engine propulsion will include electricity, natural gas, coal, and various organic wastes. The thermal battery/Stirling engine combination will then be competitive; the battery will be charged overnight by electrical-resistance heating or the combustion of nonpetroleum fuels. The system would be most appropriate for urban or nonurban vehicles in stop-and-go applications, e.g., buses and delivery vehicles.« less