Amazing Homemade External Combustion Engine – Stirling engine!!

Homemade External Combustion EngineHomemade External Combustion Engine

A Stirling engine is a heat engine that operates by cyclic compression and expansion of air or other gas (the working fluid) at different temperatures, such that there is a net conversion of heat energy to mechanical work. More specifically, the Stirling engine is a closed-cycle regenerative heat engine with a permanently gaseous working fluid.

Amazing Homemade External Combustion Engine – Stirling engine!!

Stirling engines have a high efficiency compared to steam engines, being able to reach 50% efficiency. They are also capable of quiet operation and can use almost any heat source. The heat energy source is generated external to the Stirling engine rather than by internal combustion as with the Otto cycle or Diesel cycle engines.

In the video below, you can see an amazing homemade Stirling engine in it’s glory.

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