Monday, December 27, 2010

Alpha Stirling engine interpretation

The following photos show the sequence of Alpha Stirling engine operation:


1. In fact the two cylinders are not mechanically coupled using a belt (not practical) but I used belt here for explanation purpose.

2. The flame logo represents the heat source.

3. There is a heat regenerator in the passage connecting the two cylinders.

4. Not all Alpha Striling engines have the same configuration.