Online Catalogue last updated 17th of April 2014
An Introduction to Low Temperature Differential Stirling Engines covers the latest new development in the field of Stirling engines. This 88-page book introduces the fascinating world of Stirling engines that can operate on hot water, ice, sunshine, or even on the warmth of your hand. Developed over a decade of university research, low temperature differential Stirlings have been refined to operate wherever there is a temperature differential of just a few degrees. Written by one of the original researchers in the field, the subject is explained from its beginnings in a clear, logical, and complete way, and the design and operating characteristics of these engines are related to the basic facts of heat engine physics. For readers interested in making one of these remarkable engines, the book includes complete dimensioned drawings and directions for making an engine that will run effortlessly just resting on your hand for heat. The book is entirely self contained and accessible to the raw beginner, but the expert will find much new material in this volume including a long list of references for further study. The author, James R. Senft, is a university professor with over two decades of research experience in heat engines. He has written and lectured extensively on Stirling engines, and served as consultant to universities, laboratories, and industrial concerns working on engine development.
Code No. 007720, 88 pages, $20.00