IT IS PROPOSED TO SIMULATE ON THE COMPUTER, A SIX-PISTON, SELF-BALANCED STIRLING ENGINE.

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Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2720
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Martini Associates
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Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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 W R MARTINI
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Abstract
IT IS PROPOSED TO SIMULATE ON THE COMPUTER, A SIX-PISTON, SELF-BALANCED STIRLING ENGINE. THE DOUBLE-ACTING PISTONS ARE CONNECTED IN TWO RINGS OF THREE IN THE SIEMENS ARRANGEMENT USED IN MAY KINEMATIC STIRLING ENGINES. THE PISTONS WILL BE SUPPORTED BY A LEAF SPRING AND A BELLOWS AND SEALED BY THE BELLOWS. IF EXECUTED PROPERLY, THIS WILL RESULT IN LONG LIFE WITH NO SEAL FRICTION. BY USING A RING OF THREE INSTEAD OF THE USUAL FOUR, 3-PHASE POWER CAN BE PRODUCED BY ATTACHING A SINGLE PHASE ELECTRIC GENERATOR TO EACH CYLINDER TO PRODUCE A 3-PHASE ELECTRIC POWER. ALONG WITH THE SIMULATION, IT IS PROPOSED THAT A CONCEPTUAL DESIGNOF A ENGINE GENERATOR BE PRODUCED.

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