"Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Discussion on Stirling or "hot air" engines (all types)
OhioLinear
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Postby OhioLinear » Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:31 pm

hello, first post....from Ohio...picked up my interest in Stirlings many moons ago at Ohio University and Dr. Izzy's Thermo 101 class.

:big smile:

tentstovenerd
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Postby tentstovenerd » Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:49 pm

Hi
I am a chinese in Beijing China
I am doing BBQ things and wood tent stove for camping.
I am thinking to develop thermoelectric power generator to charge mobile phone.
and I find this great place.
Stirling engine must have much higher efficiencey than TEG.
I will teach myself here first

aardbewoner
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Postby aardbewoner » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:58 am

Looks like that’s me to be the new one :) living in the netherlands, retired.
Want to make just the best stirling, have the concept ,but need to find out much first like the best volumes for the displacer /working cylinder.
The plan is for a gamma ,and i always thought that if the displacer goes to the cold end the gas heat up and drive the power piston.But some movies show it the other way around. Nice can of worms :)
Basic idea will be a multi cylinder, hot end temp 400 to 1000 , cold end 10 to 40 deg.C. 50 CC/cylinder. for a start.

edit for first mistake, its a gamma not beta :red:

Ian S C
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Re: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Postby Ian S C » Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:48 am

It's really only the lay out of the engine that makes the difference between ALPHA, and BETA, every thing still works the same, ratio's are the same, just that in the BETA motor the transfer from one cylinder to the other is cut to zero.
When the displacer is at the cold end, the gas is heating up, and the displacer is moving back, and the piston is moving down.
Welcome to the forum.
Ian S C

Gene.243
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Postby Gene.243 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:28 pm

Hi folks,
New guy here. I think Stirling engines are cool and would enjoy building some. I'd like to move away from the table top versions and build a large one. I'm mainly interested in low delta T versions but have never seen one scaled up to a useful size.

Gene

yoyoma1
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Postby yoyoma1 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:01 pm

Making my first Stirling for a school project. Grateful for anyone who could take this quick survey:
http://surveynuts.com/surveys/take?id=6 ... 502801VTDT

osman
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Postby osman » Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:38 am

Hi,
I am a very interested in Stirling engine. I would like to share what I know and learn from you guys.

skippy_fx140
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Postby skippy_fx140 » Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:00 pm

Hi, new to the forum but but I have been lurking for a while :)

Cheers Si.

Ecosse
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Postby Ecosse » Mon May 02, 2016 10:07 am

Hi! I did post a separate intro but will recap here. I'm new to hot air/Sterling engines but do have a background in mechanical things, fixing and tinkering. While considering a small steam engine for a motorized bicycle the Sterling is very intriguing and may be a more desirable solution if I can first determine its suitability to this application.

pcbug99
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Postby pcbug99 » Thu May 05, 2016 3:55 am

I just found and joined this forum today April 5, 2016 (I posted this in the wrong place so I am reposting here)
I am retired and have a long time interest in Stirling engines and would really like to see them replace IC engines at least in small engine area.
I like to tinker and would like to build a few Stirling engines.
My location is rural Missouri, USA
pcbu99

Rogetit
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Postby Rogetit » Sun May 08, 2016 10:24 pm

Hello! I am new to the Forum. I found Stirling engines to be very interesting and they have many advantage.

Fred
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Postby Fred » Mon May 09, 2016 12:47 pm

Hello everyone!
I'm Fred from Switzerland. I'm 35 years old, I recently made my first stirling engine from scratch (tin cans) and I'm looking for informations about sizing a FPSE. I think I'm in the right place!
As you maybe could read, ... English is not my mother tongue, I speak French so please be indulgent with my English...

Kourosh
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Postby Kourosh » Tue May 31, 2016 6:40 am

Hi all.

I've been reading your great posts and huge amount of info here for a while and I recently joined the community. I would love to be able to improve my knowledge with your help.

Thank you.
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

mimerz
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Postby mimerz » Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:24 am

Hi all,

Thank you very much for registration and of course for all the useful information that is being posted in this forum!
I'm rather new to the subject, but already gave it a first try. My goal is to build a stirling engine in order to power my barbecue spit on the fire. I decided on a Beta-Type design with a diaphragm as a working piston. My machining skills are continuously getting better, but I'm not yet confident in going for a close-fit cylinder solution - that's why.

So I'll try to make my first engine run and would be very glad on your opinions and recommendations.

Best
Michael

DLantz
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Postby DLantz » Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:27 pm

New here. I am an engineer with a strong interest in heat engines. My particular interests are non conventional, untried concepts... hence none of my attempts have worked to date. I'm hoping to change that with the collective knowledge of this group!


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