Sullivan, John M.
The objective of this project was to design and manufacture a Stirling engine capable of producing 100 Watts. Practical testing and analysis showed that a Beta configuration would meet both thermodynamic and manufacturing requirements. The crankshaft, piston, displacer, heating element, and cooling element were machined. These components were combined with parts from prior Stirling Engine MQPs to fully construct the engine. Testing was performed on the engine, and areas for improvement were documented and addressed.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project