Invented by Mr. Robert Stirling in 1816, the Stirling engine is a type of heat engine that operates by cyclic compression and expansion of air or other gas at different temperatures. What makes this engine so unique is it’s design and efficiency.
An Animated Display Of How a Stirling Engine Works!
The main components of a Stirling engine are:
1. Rotating disc
2. Engine cylinder
3. Displacer piston
4. Power piston
5. Kerosene or Alcohol burner
6. Links (connecting rotating disc and pistons)
The major components of this engine and its working process are explained in this animation.
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