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Dynamic Analysis of the Fluidyne
August 1983

C. D. West
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831

Abstract: The dynamic behavior of the liquid-piston Stirling engine is analyzed using the vector or phasor method of representing the motions of coupled systems. The result, for the first time, is a simple physical explanation of the feedback mechanism most frequently employed in these machines. In addition, the method leads to an easy derivation of certain results already known from experiment or from more complex analyses.

Keywords: Stirling engine, HAHP, feedbach mechanisms, fluidyne, coupled systems


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