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Title: Integral finned heater and cooler for stirling engines

Abstract

A piston and cylinder for a Stirling engine and the like having top and bottom meshing or nesting finned conical surfaces to provide large surface areas in close proximity to the working gas for good thermal (addition and subtraction of heat) exchange to the working gas and elimination of the usual heater and cooler dead volume. The piston fins at the hot end of the cylinder are perforated to permit the gas to pass into the piston interior and through a regenerator contained therein.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (North Troy, NY)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
865255
Patent Number(s):
US 4483143
Assignee:
Mechanical Technology Incorporated (Latham, NY) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
DEN 3-32
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
integral; finned; heater; cooler; stirling; engines; piston; cylinder; engine; top; bottom; meshing; nesting; conical; surfaces; provide; surface; close; proximity; gas; thermal; addition; subtraction; heat; exchange; elimination; dead; volume; fins; hot; perforated; permit; pass; interior; regenerator; contained; therein; dead volume; close proximity; stirling engine; contained therein; stirling engines; /60/92/

Citation Formats

Corey, John A. Integral finned heater and cooler for stirling engines. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Corey, John A. Integral finned heater and cooler for stirling engines. United States.
Corey, John A. Sun . "Integral finned heater and cooler for stirling engines". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865255.
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author = {Corey, John A.},
abstractNote = {A piston and cylinder for a Stirling engine and the like having top and bottom meshing or nesting finned conical surfaces to provide large surface areas in close proximity to the working gas for good thermal (addition and subtraction of heat) exchange to the working gas and elimination of the usual heater and cooler dead volume. The piston fins at the hot end of the cylinder are perforated to permit the gas to pass into the piston interior and through a regenerator contained therein.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1984},
month = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1984}
}

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