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Title: Double acting 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
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
865809
Patent Number(s):
4582328
Assignee:
Mechanical Technology Incorporated (Latham, NY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
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:
double; acting; stirling; engine; piston; design; contact; pressure; cylinder; maintained; uniform; level; independent; conditions; balancing; exerted; surface; allowing; predetermined; preloaded; expander; stirling engine; contact pressure; double acting; pressure exerted; acting stirling; uniform level; engine conditions; engine piston; /277/

Citation Formats

Howarth, Roy B. Double acting stirling engine piston ring. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Howarth, Roy B. Double acting stirling engine piston ring. United States.
Howarth, Roy B. Wed . "Double acting stirling engine piston ring". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865809.
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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.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {1}
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