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Vol. 12, 17 November 2023


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Enhancing alpha solar stirling engine performance with regenerator

Kaiyi Wu * 1
1 The University of Hong Kong

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Advances in Humanities Research, Vol. 12, 120-129
Published 17 November 2023. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Citation Kaiyi Wu. Enhancing alpha solar stirling engine performance with regenerator. TNS (2023) Vol. 12: 120-129. DOI: 10.54254/2753-8818/12/20230448.

Abstract

Nowadays, as traditional fossil energy sources are in decline, renewable energy sources are being actively sought, and the use of renewable energy is receiving widespread attention. The Dish engine solar power plant is vital in using solar energy. The Stirling engine is the fundamental element of the power plant, responsible for energy conversion. And the internal regenerator has an essential influence on the engine's performance. Hence, this paper focuses on the analysis and improvement of the regenerator. Heat transportation determines its efficiency, while the regenerator is the core component. An efficient Stirling engine cannot occur without a high-quality regenerator. This paper uses simulation experiments to explore the impact of various materials on the regenerator's performance. By comparing the regenerator performance of filled copper foam and stainless-steel mesh, it was found that the copper foam regenerator had a faster start time, while the stainless-steel mesh regenerator had a higher thermal capacity. After this conclusion, an optimized regenerator is designed, filled with different materials at each end according to the material properties. After simulations, it can be concluded that this enhancement improves the regenerator's performance, increasing the Stirling engine's overall efficiency.

Keywords

dish engine, stirling engine, regenerator, efficiency

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2023 International Conference on Mathematical Physics and Computational Simulation
ISBN (Print)
978-1-83558-135-3
ISBN (Online)
978-1-83558-136-0
Published Date
17 November 2023
Series
Theoretical and Natural Science
ISSN (Print)
2753-8818
ISSN (Online)
2753-8826
DOI
10.54254/2753-8818/12/20230448
Copyright
© 2023 The Author(s)
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