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Modelling and optimization of High Temperature Difference (HTD) gamma-type Stirling engine prototype

Alfarawi, Suliman Salim (2017)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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Finding solutions for increasing energy demands is being globally pursued. One of the promising solutions is the utilization of renewable forms of energy with thermo-mechanical conversion systems such as Stirling engines. Nowadays, effort is made in industry and academia to promote the development of Stirling technology. In this context, this thesis was first focused on modelling of High Temperature Difference (HTD) gamma-type Stirling engine prototype (ST05-CNC) and investigating means of improving its performance. Secondly, newly parallel-geometry mini-channel regenerators (with hydraulic diameters of 0.5, 1, 1.5 mm) and their test facility were developed and fabricated to enhance engine performance.

Type of Work:Ph.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Al-Dadah, Raya and Mahmoud, Saad
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Department:School of Engineering
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Publications resulting from research:

Alfarawi, S., Webb-Martin, M., Mahmoud, S., & AL-Dadah, R. K. (2014). Thermal Analysis of Stirling Engine to Power Automotive Alternator Using Heat from Exhaust Gases. Energy Procedia, 61, 2395-2398.


Alfarawi, S., AL-Dadah, R., & Mahmoud, S. (2016). Enhanced thermodynamic modelling of a gamma-type Stirling engine. Applied Thermal Engineering, 106, 1380-1390.


Alfarawi, S., Al-Dadah, R., & Mahmoud, S. (2016). Influence of phase angle and dead volume on gamma-type Stirling engine power using CFD simulation. Energy Conversion and Management, 124, 130-140.


Alfarawi, S., AL-Dadah, R., & Mahmoud, S. (2017). Potentiality of new miniature-channels Stirling regenerator. Energy Conversion and Management, 133, 264-274.


Alfarawi, S., Al-Dadah, R., & Mahmoud, S. (2017). Transient investigation of mini-channel regenerative heat exchangers: Combined experimental and CFD approach. Applied Thermal Engineering, 125, 346-358.


Subjects:TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:7933
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