Faculty Advisor

Sullivan, John M.

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2016

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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