TH 411 STIRLING CYCLE HOT AIR ENGINE, Vertical Cylinders
GENERAL DESCRIPTION

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

The engine consists of two vertical stainless steel cylinders. The first cylinder is to generate hot air using a heater. Power to the heater can be varied. The second cylinder is to generate a mechanical power using hot air from the first cylinder. Both cylinders are attached to a common shaft, with a suitable flywheel. Instruments are provided for measurement of input power, and output power.

The advantage of this design is the ability to bring the engine to operating condition in a short time.

TYPICAL EXPERIMENTS
  • Torque vs speed for a given input power.
  • Output and efficiency vs speed for a given input power.
TECHNICAL DATA
. Heater :  500 W max.          
. Maximum power :  Over 900 mW.           
. 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.  
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
. Cooling system: A water storage tank and a pump.          
. DC generator with resistive loads ammeter and voltmeter.        
. TH 411-050 Computer interface             
This includes sensors instead of basic measuring instruments computer interface unit and software for
data analysis and display on computer (separately supply).        
               
Net (unpacked) shipping dimensions WxLxH :  35 x 50 x 45 cm      
Net weight :  Approx. 20 kg