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Title: Stirling cycle engine

Abstract

In a Stirling cycle engine having a plurality of working gas charges separated by pistons reciprocating in cylinders, the total gas content is minimized and the mean pressure equalization among the serial cylinders is improved by using two piston rings axially spaced at least as much as the piston stroke and by providing a duct in the cylinder wall opening in the space between the two piston rings and leading to a source of minimum or maximum working gas pressure.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Lund, SE
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
864794
Patent Number(s):
4417444
Assignee:
Mechanical Technology Incorporated (Latham, NY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F02 - COMBUSTION ENGINES F02G - HOT GAS OR COMBUSTION-PRODUCT POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT ENGINE PLANTS
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F16 - ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS F16J - PISTONS {
DOE Contract Number:  
DEN3-32
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
stirling; cycle; engine; plurality; gas; charges; separated; pistons; reciprocating; cylinders; total; content; minimized; mean; pressure; equalization; serial; improved; piston; rings; axially; spaced; stroke; providing; duct; cylinder; wall; space; leading; source; minimum; maximum; stirling cycle; cycle engine; mean pressure; piston stroke; cylinder wall; gas pressure; axially spaced; gas content; pressure equalization; /60/

Citation Formats

Lundholm, Gunnar. Stirling cycle engine. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Lundholm, Gunnar. Stirling cycle engine. United States.
Lundholm, Gunnar. Sat . "Stirling cycle engine". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864794.
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abstractNote = {In a Stirling cycle engine having a plurality of working gas charges separated by pistons reciprocating in cylinders, the total gas content is minimized and the mean pressure equalization among the serial cylinders is improved by using two piston rings axially spaced at least as much as the piston stroke and by providing a duct in the cylinder wall opening in the space between the two piston rings and leading to a source of minimum or maximum working gas pressure.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {1}
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