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URN etd-0725105-101856 Statistics This thesis had been viewed 3425 times. Download 5099 times. Author Yu-Huang Lin Author's Email Address No Public. Department Mechanical Engineering Year 2003 Semester 2 Degree Master Type of Document Master's Thesis Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese Page Count 100 Title Study of Rhombic-Drive Coaxial Piston-Displacer Stirling Engine Keyword Theoretical Model Stirling Engine Rhombic Drive Manufacturing Design Design Manufacturing Rhombic Drive Stirling Engine Theoretical Model Abstract Design and manufacturing of the small-scale, β-type Stirling engines are of major concerns in this study. A theorectical model regarding the thermodynamic characteristics of the working medium in the Stirling engine has been developed to predict the cyclic variations in pressure and fluid velocity during operation. The β-type and the free-piston type Stirling engines are of the same kind with coaxial piston-displacer structure; therefore, the design of β-type Stirling engines can be partially further applied to the design of the free-piston in the future. The present study uses the rhombic-drive mechanism which is particularly valid to a small-scale, high pressure system. Three versions of the engine prototypes have been completed, and their relative performances have been tested. In accordance with theoretical model developed as well as the performance test data for the prototypes, improvement in the design phase for the Stirling engines is attempted. Advisor Committee Chin-Hsiang Cheng - advisor
Han-Taw Chen - co-chair
Yung-Ming Lee - co-chair
Files Date of Defense 2005-07-05 Date of Submission 2005-07-25