Savilonis, Brian James
The project team designed, machined, analyzed, and tested a Stirling engine. The design and machining of the engine began with SolidWorks drawings and CAD files. Most machining used Haas CNC tools. The testing of the engine was completed using a modified dynamometer apparatus showing that the small engine provided low torque with high speeds. The manufactured engine was placed on the model fan boat which was also designed and fabricated by the group, but due to leakage problems was unable to power the boat. The project team theoretically demonstrated that a well-machined Stirling engine can be a suitable alternative power source for specialized applications.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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