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Title: Stirling engine piston ring

Abstract

A piston ring design for a Stirling engine wherein the contact pressure between the piston and the cylinder is maintained at a uniform level, independent of engine conditions through a balancing of the pressure exerted upon the ring's surface and thereby allowing the contact pressure on the ring to be predetermined through the use of a preloaded expander ring.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Clifton Park, NY)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
864815
Patent Number(s):
US 4422649
Assignee:
Mechanical Technology Incorporated (Latham, NY) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
DEN3-32
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
stirling; engine; piston; design; contact; pressure; cylinder; maintained; uniform; level; independent; conditions; balancing; exerted; surface; allowing; predetermined; preloaded; expander; stirling engine; contact pressure; pressure exerted; uniform level; engine conditions; engine piston; /277/

Citation Formats

Howarth, Roy B. Stirling engine piston ring. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Howarth, Roy B. Stirling engine piston ring. United States.
Howarth, Roy B. Sat . "Stirling engine piston ring". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864815.
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author = {Howarth, Roy B.},
abstractNote = {A piston ring design for a Stirling engine wherein the contact pressure between the piston and the cylinder is maintained at a uniform level, independent of engine conditions through a balancing of the pressure exerted upon the ring's surface and thereby allowing the contact pressure on the ring to be predetermined through the use of a preloaded expander ring.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1983},
month = {Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1983}
}

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