Numerical Analysis of Stirling Engine (3rd Report, Investigation of Engine Particulars)

Hiroshi Sekiya, Jyunji Matsue

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For the purpose of predicting and evaluating of the Stirling engine performance in detail, the cycle simulation code requires a technique for the 3rd-order method. The first paper presented our code which was useful in the research and development of our Stirling engine NS 30 S. In the second paper, a comparative study of working gases (helium and hydrogen) was carried out, and the effect of the test conditions of temperature was investigated. In addition, the calculated results were inspected in comparsion with the experimental ones This paper describes the test conditions of pressure and the cylinder volume and the piston phase angle affecting the Stirling engine performance and design. Then, the particulars of heat exchangers are evaluated as to design optimization. As a result, it is verified that our code is an available tool for optimizing the Stirling engine design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2457-2464
Number of pages8
JournalTransactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Series B
Issue number539
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • Cycle Simulation Code
  • Cylinder Volume
  • Design Optimization
  • Gas Pressure
  • Heat Exchanger
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Piston Phase Angle
  • Stirling Engine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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