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Air Engines: The History, Science, and Reality of the Perfect Engine

By
Theodor Finkelstein
Theodor Finkelstein
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Allan J. Organ
Allan J. Organ
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ISBN-10:
0791801713
ISBN:
9780791801710
No. of Pages:
288
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2009

For the understanding of cycle thermodynamics and of the technology of construction, the period from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s was essentially one of consolidation. Rapid advances in computing capacity encouraged the development of ambitious simulations of the gas process cycle. With the notable exception of a contribution by Miyabe et al. (1982), however, study of the regenerator continued in isolation and without impact on Stirling engine design.

The era saw a number of new embodiments. The free-piston variant was invented (Finkelstein 1963a, b, 1964). West (1970) proposed the liquid-piston or Fluidyne engine. Bradley (1974) demonstrated an engine operating from a low-temperature source, possibly the first of a type to become known as the ‘Low ΔT’ genre.

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