My alpha stirling engine dont work

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Pachoras
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My alpha stirling engine dont work

Post by Pachoras » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:52 am

Hi guys, y build a alpha stirling engine but it dont work
https://ibb.co/CzVSbsK
I have been testing different configurations of crank length, dead volume and flywheel weight, but the engine does not move.
Please help.

Rafik_A
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Re: My alpha stirling engine dont work

Post by Rafik_A » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:29 am

Hello,
I had the same problem as you a long time ago.
For me it was just that the temperature was not high enough. For an alpha Stirling you need a very high temperature, more than 400 ° C.
You can help this engine run and put a iron wool in the base of the hot syringe. This helps the gas to take the hot temperature. You should also use a flame.
This video can help you, there is a very complete pdf to download in the description


Rafik

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