International Journal of Energy and Sustainable Development
Articles Information
International Journal of Energy and Sustainable Development, Vol.1, No.1, Dec. 2016, Pub. Date: Aug. 19, 2016
Review of Existing Models for Stirling Engine Performance Prediction and the Paradox Phenomenon of the Classical Schmidt Isothermal Model
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Authors
[01] Kwasi-Effah C. C., Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.
[02] Obanor A. I., Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.
[03] Aisien F. A., Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.
[04] Ogbeide O., Department of Production Engineering, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.
Abstract
The Schmidt model is one of the classical methods used for developing Stirling engines. The Schmidt analysis is based on the isothermal expansion and compression of an ideal gas. However with the recent innovation in technology, the Schmidt analysis needs to be improved upon as this analysis has been found to include phenomenon which contradicts the real behavior of the Stirling engine. In this paper the Schmidt analysis used in the performance prediction of the gamma-type Stirling engine is derived and lapses in this model is identified orderly. Other popular models developed by various individuals including their assumptions and limitations are described in this paper.
Keywords
Stirling Engine, Thermodynamic Model, Schmidt Analysis, Performance Prediction
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