Faculty Advisor

Savilonis, Brian J.

Abstract

There are many advantages of Stirling engines that warrant further research into their use. This project looks at whether or not it is plausible to replace a diesel engine in a pleasure yacht with a Stirling engine. The size of the Stirling engine is mostly dependent on its heat exchangers. Therefore, the design portion concentrated on this area to show that the Stirling Engine could be as efficient but would require more space than the diesel.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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