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Stirling Engine Simulation

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06-26-2012 10:23 PM



Can anyone give me help with a simulation of air within a Stirling Engine in Multiphysics. Im required to simulate the transfer of heat through a steel cylinder to the enclosed air, as well as the flow of the air enclosed within the cylinder and, ultimately, the effect on the engine's shaft rotational speed. Can anyone give me any hints that might be useful for this simulation. I'm new to Multiphysics so any help will be greatly appreciated.



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Re: Stirling Engine Simulation

06-29-2012 06:35 AM in reply to: ajcoote

For simulation Sterling Engine, do you have any assumption to simply the model? 

Basically Sterling Engine has the moving parts (e.g. piston), which needs the software handle the motion of simulation domain and also coupled fluid/thermal/(chemical reaction).

SIM-CFD has motion module, you can have a look over there as well. 

Jianhui Xie, Ph.D
Principal Engineer
MFG-Digital Simulation
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