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Simulation, design and thermal analysis of a solar Stirling engine using MATLAB

Shazly, J.H.; Hafez, A.Z.; El Shenawy, E.T.; Eteiba, M.B.

Authors

J.H. Shazly

A.Z. Hafez

E.T. El Shenawy

M.B. Eteiba



Abstract

This paper presents the modeling and simulation for a prototype of the solar-powered Stirling engine working at the low temperature range. A mathematical model for the thermal analysis of the solar-powered low temperature Stirling engine with heat transfer is developed using Matlab program. The model takes into consideration the effect of the absorber temperature on the thermal analysis like as radiation and convection heat transfer between the absorber and the working fluid as well as radiation and convection heat transfer between the lower temperature plate and the working fluid. Hence, the present analysis provides a theoretical guidance for designing and operating of the solar-powered low temperature Stirling engine system, as well as estimating output power from the solar Stirling engine using Matlab program. This study attempts to demonstrate the potential of the low temperature Stirling engine as an option for the prime movers for Photovoltaic tracking systems. The heat source temperature is 40–60 °C as the temperature available from the sun directly.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 2, 2014
Online Publication Date Jan 31, 2014
Publication Date 2014-03
Deposit Date Dec 4, 2018
Journal Energy Conversion and Management
Print ISSN 0196-8904
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 79
Pages 626-639
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2014.01.001
Keywords Stirling engine; Solar-powered; Design; Thermal analysis; Matlab
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1362343
Publisher URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0196890414000314?via%3Dihub
Additional Information This article is maintained by: Elsevier; Article Title: Simulation, design and thermal analysis of a solar Stirling engine using MATLAB; Journal Title: Energy Conversion and Management; CrossRef DOI link to publisher maintained version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2014.01.001; Content Type: article; Copyright: Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


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