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    http://www.stirling-tech.com/stirling/operatio.htm

    Why do they pressurize everything?

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    To increase the power output.
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    • #3
      my god, it's like talkin to my inlaws.

      can i see the butter?

      "SEEEEE"

      Please hand me the butter before I spread your eyeball on my bread?

      So...anyway, why does pressurizing the engine create a greater power output?

      -Jacob

      [This message has been edited by snowman (edited 03-08-2006).]

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      • #4
        My book about stirling engines has a short section on pressurization. It says that by increasing the internal pressure, the expansion/contraction ratio of the heating and cooling cycles is increased which increases the power output. The hard part is keeping it presurized a/c leaks. Hope that answers your question.

        Gordon

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        • #5
          The gas is the working fluid. The higher the pressure the higher the density of the gas and therefor the higher the heat capacity per unit volume of gas.
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          • #6
            damn...I should have known that.

            can ya tell that i work in a tax office? I'm getting dumber by the minute!

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