• FUNCTIONALITY OF THE STIRLING ENGINE WITH NONCONVENTIONAL MECHANISM FIK

    Machines. Technologies. Materials., Vol. 9 (2015), Issue 8, pg(s) 22-25

    At the design of heat engines like Stirling engines are, it is possible to use not only classical crank mechanisms, but also non-conventional mechanisms. Engines with non-conventional mechanisms may have several advantages when used in practice, but the design calculation model is often more difficult. This paper deals with the design of the measuring system for the measurement and diagnostic of basic parameters of the thermal cycles in Stirling engine with nonconventional FIK mechanism, which was solved in the project VEGA: Nonconventional engine FIK – Stirling. The measuring system concept is applied to a special type of piston machines with swinging mechanism that is used in this instance of a Stirling engine type. Stirling engines are currently usually used as a drives of machines for production of the electricity. There are several types of mechanisms, which are suitable by design for use in a Stirling heat engine. FIK mechanism is a swinging system, which is characterized by circular motion of the central point of the swinging plate during the rotation of the shaft. Proposed measuring systems allows to confirm the functionality of the structural design of Stirling engine with a swinging plate and examine the thermodynamic phenomena conducted in the engine cylinders.

  • SIMULATIONS OF NONCONVETIONAL DESINGNES WITH REGARD TO COMPRESSION ABILITY FOR USE IN STIRLING ENGINE

    Machines. Technologies. Materials., Vol. 8 (2014), Issue 3, pg(s) 40-43

    This paper deals with comparing three types of non-conventional mechanisms of Stirling engines. It is a wobble yoke mechanism, a special type of wobble yoke mechanism and mechanism with ring. The mechanism with a ring was designed as another possible mechanism for structural design of wobble plate in projekt Nonconventional engine FIK –Stirling. The aim is to compare the relative movement of two consecutive pistons in the Stirling engine system and thus evaluate the course compression that arises in one interconnected system of this engine. The paper deals with the dynamic simulation of these mechanisms. The dynamic simulations were made in Autodesk Inventor sofware.