Stirling Engines - Archive ouverte HAL Access content directly
Book Sections Year : 2018

Stirling Engines

, , ,
Ramla Gheith
  • Function : Author
Houda Hachem
  • Function : Author
Fethi Aloui
Sassi Ben Nasrallah
  • Function : Author


The Stirling engine is mainly composed by five compartments: two working spaces and three heat exchangers (heater, cooler, and regenerator). The regenerator (porous medium) characteristics, especially material and porosity, are determinant for the whole engine performance. In order to choose the adequate regenerator, numerical and experimental methods can be adopted. Numerical models, i.e., isothermal, adiabatic, and quasi steady, are applied to determine the engine performances considering the regenerator parameters. The most powerful numerical tool is the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation, which allows a detailed examination of flow behavior through the porous media. The one-variate experimental method is generally considered to test regenerator operation in the Stirling engine but the figure of merit (FOM) formulation and the experimental design methodology are more precise and faster to compare several regenerators performances.
Fichier principal
Vignette du fichier
Gheith2018.pdf (3.4 Mo) Télécharger le fichier
Origin : Files produced by the author(s)

Dates and versions

hal-03450107 , version 1 (08-07-2022)


Attribution - NonCommercial - CC BY 4.0



Ramla Gheith, Houda Hachem, Fethi Aloui, Sassi Ben Nasrallah. Stirling Engines. Comprehensive Energy Systems Energy conversion, 4, Elsevier, pp.169-208, 2018, ⟨10.1016/B978-0-12-809597-3.00409-0⟩. ⟨hal-03450107⟩


39 View
23 Download



Gmail Facebook Twitter LinkedIn More