The Transparent Stirling Engine is ideal for quantitative investigations of cyclic thermodynamic processes and specifically for understanding the Stirling cycle. The integrated generator has a two stage belt pulley and is equipped with a switchover option for operating an integrated lamp, external loads, or demonstrating the processes of a heat pump or refrigerator. Includes integrated engine generator and alcohol burner. Fuel not included; please use methylated-spirits, i.e. denatured alcohol.
Refer also to experiment UE2060250.
Recessed temperature measurement sockets
Light barrier on flywheel
Connection for pressure measurements
String to measure the stroke of the power piston and determine volume
Displacement cylinder and piston made of heat resistant glass
Power cylinder, flywheel, and gearbox covers made of acrylic glass
Heat engines and heat pumps
Interdependence of gas temperature, pressure, volume
Investigate pressure-volume (pV) diagrams and Carnot cycles
Conversion of mechanical energy to electrical energy
Engine efficiencies and thermodynamic losses
Power: 1 – 4 W
Idling speed: 1000 rpm
Flywheel: 140 mm dia.
Power cylinder: 25 mm dia.
Stroke of the power piston: 24 mm
Gas volume: 32 cm³ – 44 cm³
Motor generator unit: max. 12 V DC, 0.43 A
Belt pulley: two stage (30 mm dia., 19 mm dia.)