|Literature on Stirling Engines|
- The Philips Stirling Engine , C.M. Hargreaves, 1991.
Elsevier , Amsterdam-London-NewYork-Toyoto, ISBN 0-444-88463-7 (U.S.)
- This is basically a very detailed account of the development of various
Stirling Engines by Philips (Netherland) and various companies
in the UK, Sweden, Germany and the USA. Some of the engines developed
actually came close to mass-manufacturing in the automotive industry.
A fascinating read, but some 470 pages long.
- Ringbom Stirling Engines, James R. Senft, 1993 Oxford
University Press, 1993 (expansive ?)
- Haven't read this one as of yet. But inttoduction from amazon.com :
The Ringbom engine, an elegant simplification of the Stirling, is
increasingly emerging as a viable, multipurpose engine. Despite its
technical elegance, high-speed stable operation capabilities, and potential
as an environment-friendly energy source, the advantages manifest in
Ringbom design have been slowly realized, due in large to part to its
often enigmatic operating regime. This book presents for the first time a
clear, tractable mathematical model of the dynamic properties of the Ringbom,
resulting in a theorem that offers a complete characterization of the
stable operating mode of the engine. The author here details the research
leading to the development of the Ringbom and illustrates theoretical
results, engine characteristics, and design principles using data from
actual Ringbom engines. Throughout the book, the author emphasizes an
understanding of Ringbom engine properties through closed form mathematical
analysis and lucidly details how his mathematical derivations apply to real
engines. Extensive descriptions of the engine hardware are included to aid
those interested in their construction. Mechanical, electrical, and
chemical engineers concerned with power systems, power generation,
energy conservation, solar energy, and low-temperature physics will find
this monograph a comprehensive and technically rich introduction to
Stirling Ringbom engine technology.
- Low Temperature Differtial Stirling Engines, James R. Senft, 1996
- Haven't read this one as of yet.
- The air engine, Allan Organ, 1997ISBN 978-1-84569-231-5
- The Regenerator and the Stirling Engine, by Allan J. Organ,
ISBN 1-86058-010-6 , 1997, PSU library.
- You definetely want the 1997 edition. This is a pretty good book if you are
interested in getting design details of existing engines and scaling laws
which allow you
to derive new engine designs based on existing ones. It offers little in terms
of new solutions to conquer the heat transfer problems or optimizing
existing engines for better efficiency.
- Thermodynamics & Gas Dynamics of the Stirling Cycle machine,
Allan J. Organ, 1992 ISBN 0-521-41363-X , TJ 765 O74 1992
- Still reading it.
- Convective Heat and mass Transfer, Kays/Crawford/Weigand, 2005
ISBN 0-07-246876-9 , 4th edition , QC 327.K37 2005
- This is a pretty good undergraduate text book containing also
some good empirical equations.
- Compact heat Exchangers, Kays and London, 1998
ISBN 1-57524-060-2 , TJ 263.K35 1998
- If you ever need to see experimental data and derived equations, this it
the book to have.
- The Stirling Alternative : Power Systems, Refrigerants and Heat Pumps G. Walker(Editor), et al, 1994
- Stirling Cycle Engine Analysis' Israel Ureili, David M. Berchowitz, 1984
- Second order analysis of the Stirling Enngine in both isothermal and adiabatic processes. Fortran IV second order simulation program in the appendix to the book. Understanding of the Calculus and Thermodynamics required.
- Liquid Piston Stirling Engines, C.D.West, 1983 Published by Van
Nostrand Reinhold Co. in 1983. ISBN: 0-442-29237-6
- Making Stirling Engines, Andy Ross, 1993
- Stirling Cycle Engines, 2nd edition , Andy Ross, 1981