[Vwdiesel] Stirling engine for beginners ---( The Sweses show theway -EH...

Mark Shepherd mark at shepher.fsnet.co.uk
Fri Jul 8 14:51:12 EDT 2005

The greatest advantage to the stirling engine is that it is an external 
combustion engine.  Coupled with a turbodiesel engine in a stationary setting (e.g. 
genset) could prove ultra efficient, as the stirling could be run off the 
waste heat of the diesel.  Additionally, I have heard that the stirling on its 
own can produce a similar amount of power for fuel compared to an internal 
combustion engine due to its own heat recovery process.  The diesel/stirling combo 
would be impressive.

I'm sure I rabbited on about it before... Couple a TD to a Stirling
 to suck up excess heat from coolant/exhaust and use o/p of Stirling 
to charge batteries in parallel with a brake supplemented electric motor 
and you'd have a pretty efficient vehicle.
Perhaps cast the Stirling onto the 'hot head' of the diesel.
OKAY make it switchable in case toes get too cold in winter...

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