In this paper, a Gamma type Stirling engine is experimented. A special care was given to the heat exchangers instrumentation. Different set of experimental measurement were made on them. Their corresponding thermal energy and efficiencies are estimated. Three operation parameters are chosen: filling pressure, cooling water flow rate and heating temperature. The influence of these parameters on the performance of each heat exchanger are presented and explained. It can be concluded that all heat exchangers parameters are critical to the performance of the Stirling engine. The regenerator performances are the most significant for the engine. The heating temperature is the parameter that greatly affects performance of heat exchangers. The cooling water flow rate is quite affecting the Cooler efficiency but has a slight influence on other exchangers. The initial filling pressure is significant for the regenerator and for the heater.
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Evaluation of the Gamma Stirling Engine Heat Transfers in its Heat Exchangers
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Gheith, R, Aloui, F, & Ben Nasrallah, S. "Evaluation of the Gamma Stirling Engine Heat Transfers in its Heat Exchangers." Proceedings of the ASME 2014 4th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting collocated with the ASME 2014 12th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. Volume 1C, Symposia: Fundamental Issues and Perspectives in Fluid Mechanics; Industrial and Environmental Applications of Fluid Mechanics; Issues and Perspectives in Automotive Flows; Gas-Solid Flows: Dedicated to the Memory of Professor Clayton T. Crowe; Numerical Methods for Multiphase Flow; Transport Phenomena in Energy Conversion From Clean and Sustainable Resources; Transport Phenomena in Materials Processing and Manufacturing Processes. Chicago, Illinois, USA. August 3–7, 2014. V01CT24A002. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2014-21189
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