Fluidyne engine

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This is a Fluidyne variant with a solid displacer piston (3). In figure -a-, as the displacer moves from the cold compression space (2), to the hot expansion space (4) in figure -b-, the temperature of the gaseous working fluid is increased. This increases the pressure of the gaseous working fluid, and as it expands, work is done on the (red) liquid piston as it is pushed through the tube.

A Concentric-cylinder Fluidyne Pumping engine A Fluidyne engine is an alpha or gamma type Stirling engine with one or more liquid pistons. It contains a working gas (often air), and either two liquid pistons or one liquid piston and a displacer.

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1 Engine operation 2 Engine as a pump 3 Demonstration video 4 See also 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External links

the work produced via the water pistons is integrated with a water pump.Engine operation[edit] Working gas in the engine is heated. the loop of oscillating liquid can be thought of as acting as a displacer piston. Hot pipe is heated by a heat gun. This expansion cools the air which contracts. Engine as a pump[edit] In the classic configuration. Detail of a water level displacement in a leftmost vertical tube. The simple pump is external to the engine. Traditionally the pump is open to the atmosphere. The liquid in the single tube extending to the pump acts as the power piston. and water column oscillation builds up to a steady-state level. .[1][2][3] Demonstration video[edit] Test of a model fluidyne engine. so that the absolute engine pressure is close to atmospheric pressure. and consists of two check valves. Second video shows a detail of the actual water displacement. and this causes it to expand and push on the water column. at the same time being pushed back by the weight of the displaced water column. one on the intake and one on the outlet. Fluidyne pumps are commercially available. The cycle then repeats. The videos show operation of a model fluidyne engine. In the engine. and the hydraulic head is small.

ISBN 978-0-442-29237-9.S. D. Jump up ^ West. C. 2011. C. and Irrigation Pumping". Retrieved August 06. "This report was prepared in support of the Renewable Energy Applications and Training Project that is sponsored by the U. (1983). Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Some emphasis is placed on the very simple liquid-piston engines that have been the subject of research in recent years and are suitable for manufacture in less well-developed countries. Thermoacoustics: A unifying perspective for some engines and refrigerators. "Stirling Engines. (1999). Agency for International Development for which ORNL provides technical assistance. In addition to the results quoted here (possible limits on M4 and pumping head for different-size engines and various operating conditions). p. the method of calculation is described in sufficient detail for engineers to apply the techniques to other Stirling engine designs for comparison. 7. 3. Jump up ^ West. 300. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. ISBN 978-0-735-40065-8.See also[edit]  Humphrey Pump References[edit] 1. (August 1987). p. It briefly outlines the performance that might be achievable from various kinds of Stirling-engine-driven irrigation pumps. . G. Jump up ^ Swift. Liquid piston Stirling engines." 2. D.