Thermodynamics and Energy


The Condensing Stirling Cycle Heat Engine

Authors: Matthew Marko

The Stirling thermodynamic heat engine cycle is modified, where instead of an ideal gas, a real, monatomic working fluid is used, with the engine designed so that the isothermal compression starts off as a saturated gas, and ends as a mixed-phase fluid. This cycle takes advantage of the attractive intermolecular Van der Waals forces of the working fluid to assist in compressing the working fluid partially into a liquid, reducing the input compression work and increasing the overall heat engine efficiency to exceed that of the Carnot efficiency.

Comments: 18 Pages, English,

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[v1] 2016-11-01 13:15:02

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