Analysis of the stirling heat engine at maximum power conditions

Erbay L., Yavuz H.

ENERGY, vol.22, no.7, pp.645-650, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0360-5442(96)00159-4
  • Journal Name: ENERGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.645-650
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


The Stirling heat engine operating in a closed regenerative thermodynamic cycle is analyzed. Polytropic processes are used for the power and displacement pistons. Following regeneration, the maximum power density and efficiency are found and the compression ratio at maximum power density is determined. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd.