Work and Efficiency of a Stirling Engine

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This Demonstration shows isothermal expansion and compression curves for measuring the work and efficiency of a Stirling engine. Work output is shown by the area colored in turquoise. You can vary vessel volume and the expansion and compression temperatures for various gases. The pressure is measured in Pa, while the volume is in

Authored by: Jaehyup Song (February 2017)
(Mathematica Summer Camp 2016)
Special thanks to: Srivishnu Dollar, Robert Morris, Gregory "Chip" Hurst, Christian Pasquel, Rick Hennigan, Stephanie Oh, Luran He, Jared Wasserman and Gabriel Feuerstein-Mendik
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA




[1] Wikipedia. "Stirling Engine." (Dec 20, 2016)

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