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

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
2720
Agency Tracking Number:
2720
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
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n/a
Small Business Information
2303 Harris, Richland, WA, 99352
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
W R MARTINI
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
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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