Oscillating flow in Stirling engine heat exchangers.

J. R. Seume, T. W. Simon

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Similarity parameters for characterizing the effect of flow oscillation on wall shear stress, viscous dissipation, pressure drop and heat transfer rates are proposed. The operating characteristics of eleven Stirling engines are described in terms of these parameters. Previous experimental and analytical results are discussed in terms of these parameters and used to estimate the nature of the oscillating flow under engine operating conditions. The operating points for many of the modern Stirling engines are in or near the laminar to turbulent transition region, and in several engines, working fluid does not pass entirely through heat exchangers during a cycle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
PublisherAm. Chem. Soc
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0841209863
StatePublished - 1986

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)0146-955X


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