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Title: Power control for heat engines

Abstract

A power control arrangement for a Stirling engine includes a sleeve mounted in each cylinder for axial movement and a port in the sleeve leading to a dead space. The port is covered by the piston at a position that is determined by the piston position and the axial adjustment of the sleeve. The compression phase of the Stirling cycle for that piston begins when the port is covered, so the position of the sleeve is used to set the Stirling engine power level.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Durham, NH)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
865275
Patent Number(s):
4487020
Assignee:
Mechanical Technology Incorporated (Latham, NY) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
DEN3-32
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
power; control; heat; engines; arrangement; stirling; engine; sleeve; mounted; cylinder; axial; movement; leading; dead; space; covered; piston; position; determined; adjustment; compression; phase; cycle; begins; set; level; stirling cycle; heat engines; control arrangement; axial movement; power control; heat engine; power level; stirling engine; engine power; /60/123/

Citation Formats

Dineen, John J. Power control for heat engines. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Dineen, John J. Power control for heat engines. United States.
Dineen, John J. Sun . "Power control for heat engines". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865275.
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abstractNote = {A power control arrangement for a Stirling engine includes a sleeve mounted in each cylinder for axial movement and a port in the sleeve leading to a dead space. The port is covered by the piston at a position that is determined by the piston position and the axial adjustment of the sleeve. The compression phase of the Stirling cycle for that piston begins when the port is covered, so the position of the sleeve is used to set the Stirling engine power level.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {1}
}

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