Thermodynamic Analysis of a Gamma-configuration Stirling Engine

Authors

  • Munir Afnan Mukhtar Faculty of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26600, Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Rosli Abu Bakar Faculty of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26600 Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Mohd Farid Zainudin Faculty of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26600 Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37934/arfmts.83.2.114126

Keywords:

Thermodynamic Analysis, Schmidt Theory, Stirling Engine, Gamma Engine

Abstract

Stirling engine is seen as a viable alternative to the conventional power generator due to its special capability to work with externally supplied heat sources which make the renewable and waste energy can be applied directly for a green energy production. Researchers from institutions and industries around the world have put their efforts in developing Stirling engine from numerical analysis to prototype development. In this paper, a simple thermodynamic analysis has been done on a proposed slider-crank gamma-configuration Stirling engine. The purpose of this analysis is to investigate the engine working capability of the proposed design prior to its prototype development. The analysis is done based on modified Schmidt ideal adiabatic model. The expansion and compression space temperature were set as 573K and 300K, respectively and air was used as the working fluid. With the assumed speed of 300rpm and running at atmospheric pressure, from the analysis, the proposed engine is predicted to produce 33.41W of power output. Additional to that, the selection of 90° phase angle also has been verified and the relationship between the temperature difference and produced power output also has been investigated. It is found that with 400K increment of the temperature difference between expansion and compression space, the produced power output can be increased by 94.93%. From the analysis, it showed that the proposed design can be proceeded for the prototype development.

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Published

2021-06-16

How to Cite

Mukhtar, M. A., Abu Bakar, R., & Zainudin, M. F. (2021). Thermodynamic Analysis of a Gamma-configuration Stirling Engine. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 83(2), 114–126. https://doi.org/10.37934/arfmts.83.2.114126

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