Is it possible to build 1MWt Stirling engine?

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hond02pvu
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Is it possible to build 1MWt Stirling engine?

Post by hond02pvu » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:31 pm

Hi everyone,
Is it possible to build 1MWt Stirling engine for electricity generation? For this case Stirling vs turbine, which one you think more efficient in terms of efficiency and size?

Ian S C
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Re: Is it possible to build 1MWt Stirling engine?

Post by Ian S C » Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:52 am

Nothing is impossible, but I think cost of building and running, and the size might just rule the Stirling Engine out. But as a power supply in space ie the moon or mars the Stirling Engine with a Nuclear heat pack would be the way to go.

Ian S C

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Re: Is it possible to build 1MWt Stirling engine?

Post by hond02pvu » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:04 am

Thank you so much!

I am looking for a procedure to estimate the size of the engine. How can I calculate engine dimentions for example, cylinder volume, diameter and the overall size of the engine>? What do you recommend?

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