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Title: Multi-cylinder hot gas engine

Abstract

A multi-cylinder hot gas engine having an equal angle, V-shaped engine block in which two banks of parallel, equal length, equally sized cylinders are formed together with annular regenerator/cooler units surrounding each cylinder, and wherein the pistons are connected to a single crankshaft. The hot gas engine further includes an annular heater head disposed around a central circular combustor volume having a new balanced-flow hot-working-fluid manifold assembly that provides optimum balanced flow of the working fluid through the heater head working fluid passageways which are connected between each of the cylinders and their respective associated annular regenerator units. This balanced flow provides even heater head temperatures and, therefore, maximum average working fluid temperature for best operating efficiency with the use of a single crankshaft V-shaped engine block.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (North Troy, NY)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
865472
Patent Number(s):
4522030
Assignee:
Mechanical Technology Incorporated (Latham, NY) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
DEN3-32
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
multi-cylinder; hot; gas; engine; equal; angle; v-shaped; block; banks; parallel; length; equally; sized; cylinders; formed; annular; regenerator; cooler; units; surrounding; cylinder; pistons; connected; single; crankshaft; heater; head; disposed; central; circular; combustor; volume; balanced-flow; hot-working-fluid; manifold; assembly; provides; optimum; balanced; flow; fluid; passageways; respective; associated; temperatures; maximum; average; temperature; operating; efficiency; fluid passage; heater head; operating efficiency; fluid passageway; engine block; hot gas; gas engine; annular regenerator; central circular; fluid temperature; flow provides; fluid passageways; manifold assembly; multi-cylinder hot; regenerator unit; head disposed; equal length; annular heat; /60/

Citation Formats

Corey, John A. Multi-cylinder hot gas engine. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Corey, John A. Multi-cylinder hot gas engine. United States.
Corey, John A. Tue . "Multi-cylinder hot gas engine". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865472.
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title = {Multi-cylinder hot gas engine},
author = {Corey, John A.},
abstractNote = {A multi-cylinder hot gas engine having an equal angle, V-shaped engine block in which two banks of parallel, equal length, equally sized cylinders are formed together with annular regenerator/cooler units surrounding each cylinder, and wherein the pistons are connected to a single crankshaft. The hot gas engine further includes an annular heater head disposed around a central circular combustor volume having a new balanced-flow hot-working-fluid manifold assembly that provides optimum balanced flow of the working fluid through the heater head working fluid passageways which are connected between each of the cylinders and their respective associated annular regenerator units. This balanced flow provides even heater head temperatures and, therefore, maximum average working fluid temperature for best operating efficiency with the use of a single crankshaft V-shaped engine block.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {1}
}

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