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Title: Stirling engine power control and motion conversion mechanism

Abstract

A motion conversion device for converting between the reciprocating motion of the pistons in a Stirling engine and the rotating motion of its output shaft, and for changing the stroke and phase of the pistons, includes a lever pivoted at one end and having a cam follower at the other end. The piston rod engages the lever intermediate its ends and the cam follower engages a cam keyed to the output shaft. The lever pivot can be moved to change the length of the moment arm defined between the cam follower and the piston rod the change the piston stroke and force exerted on the cam, and the levers can be moved in opposite directions to change the phase between pistons.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Birmingham, MI)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
864612
Patent Number(s):
US 4392350
Assignee:
Mechanical Technology Incorporation (Latham, NY) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
DEN3-32
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
stirling; engine; power; control; motion; conversion; mechanism; device; converting; reciprocating; pistons; rotating; output; shaft; changing; stroke; phase; lever; pivoted; follower; piston; rod; engages; intermediate; keyed; pivot; moved; change; length; moment; arm; defined; force; exerted; levers; opposite; directions; piston stroke; opposite direction; power control; output shaft; opposite directions; stirling engine; piston rod; conversion device; force exerted; motion conversion; moment arm; engine power; reciprocating motion; rotating motion; conversion mechanism; /60/74/92/

Citation Formats

Marks, David T. Stirling engine power control and motion conversion mechanism. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Marks, David T. Stirling engine power control and motion conversion mechanism. United States.
Marks, David T. Sat . "Stirling engine power control and motion conversion mechanism". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864612.
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title = {Stirling engine power control and motion conversion mechanism},
author = {Marks, David T.},
abstractNote = {A motion conversion device for converting between the reciprocating motion of the pistons in a Stirling engine and the rotating motion of its output shaft, and for changing the stroke and phase of the pistons, includes a lever pivoted at one end and having a cam follower at the other end. The piston rod engages the lever intermediate its ends and the cam follower engages a cam keyed to the output shaft. The lever pivot can be moved to change the length of the moment arm defined between the cam follower and the piston rod the change the piston stroke and force exerted on the cam, and the levers can be moved in opposite directions to change the phase between pistons.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {1}
}

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