System analysis, design and proof-of-concept experiment of a total energy system. Phase II [electronic resource] : final report, September 16, 1977--May 15, 1978
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1978. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 53 : digital, PDF file
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- United States. Department of Energy and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- In Phase I of this program, Philips Laboratories investigated the application of Stirling cycle prime movers to total energy power generation systems. Electrical, heating, and cooling demand profiles for a typical residential complex, hospital, and office building were studied, and alternative Stirling total energy systems were conceptualized for each site. These were analyzed in detail and constrasted with purchased-power systems for these sites to determine fuel-energy savings and investment attractiveness. The residential complex and hospital were shown to be excellent candidates for total energy systems, and prime movers in the 1000 kW output range would be required. While Stirling engines with so large an output have not been built to date, there would be no fundamental technical barrier to prevent this. In Phase II, alternative candidate Stirling engine configurations for a 1000 kW prime mover were evaluated to determine the configuration showing the most desirable combination of pertinent characteristics. Both single-cylinder and multi-cylinder, and single-acting and double-acting configurations were considered. Having expressed all characteristics in terms of cost-of-ownership, the multi-cylinder (8), single-acting configuration was shown to be optimum.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 07/01/1978., "coo--2947-5", Ziph, B., and Philips Labs., Briarcliff Manor, NY (USA)
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