Location

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

Subject Area

Physics/Applied Physics

Description

This poster explores the relationship between the operating temperature and energy production of a simple heat engine and addresses the issues when scaling this type of system for power generation. A Stirling engine was designed and constructed which runs on solar thermal energy collected by a Fresnel lens. Varying the surface area of the solar collector manipulated the operating temperature of the Stirling engine in order to measure power output.

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Operating Temperature of a Solar Thermal Stirling Engine

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

This poster explores the relationship between the operating temperature and energy production of a simple heat engine and addresses the issues when scaling this type of system for power generation. A Stirling engine was designed and constructed which runs on solar thermal energy collected by a Fresnel lens. Varying the surface area of the solar collector manipulated the operating temperature of the Stirling engine in order to measure power output.

 

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