TH 410 STIRLING CYCLE HOT AIR ENGINE, Horizontal Cylinders

The unit is for demonstration of stirling cycle hot air engine.

The engine consists of two cylinders. The first (displacer) cylinder is made of Pyrex glass and is to generate hot air by a resistance heater. The second (power) cylinder is to generate a mechanical power on a fly wheel by hot air from the first cylinder. Air flow passage and phase angle between the two cylinders are such that the expanded cool air from the second cylinder is returned for heating in the first cylinder. The power to the heater can be varied. Cylinder ports allow engine to operated on gasses other than air. Instruments are provided for measurement of input power, and output power.

  • Torque vs speed for a given input.
  • Output and efficiency vs speed for a given input.
. Heater :  300 W max.          
. Maximum power :  Over 1000 mW.           
. Input power :  Wattmeter or voltmeter and ammeter.      
. Measuring instruments              
    - Torque :  Mechanical dynamometer with spring balance and weights.  
    - Speed :  Portable tachometer.        
    - Sensors with digital display : Voltage and current for Input power measurement.     
. Power supply :  220V 1Ph 50Hz. Other power supply is available on request.  
Net (unpacked) shipping dimensions WxLxH :  30 x 45 x 60 cm      
Net weight :  Approx. 38 kg