Synopses & Reviews
An Introduction to Low temperature Differential Stirling Engines covers the latest new development in the field of Striling engines. This volume introduces the fascinating world of Stirling engines that can operate on very small temperature differnces. Developed over a decade of university research, these low temperature differential engines can operate wherever there is a temperature differential of just a few degrees. Written by one of the original researchers in the field, the subject is explained from its beginning in a clear and complete way. The design, construction and operating characteristics of low temperature differential Stirling engines are described in relation to the basic facts of heat engine physics. For readers wishing to make one of these remarkable engines, the book includes complete drawings and directions for making an engine which will run effortlessly just resting on your hand. It will run merrily on top of a TV set, or placed over a bowl or ice water, it will run for half a day. The book is entirely self-contained and is accessible to the beginner, but the expert too will find much new material in its pages. A long list of references for futher study is included in the book.
About the Author
The author, James R. Senft, is a university professor with over two decades of research experience in heat engines. He has written and lectured extensively on Stirling engines, and served as consultant to universities, laboratories and industrail organizations working on engine development. Dr. Senft also enjoys building working models of Stirling engines.