The Stirling Engine Cycle and its Applications
Research student: None at present (Barry Cullen completed PhD in 2010)
Others involved: I have collaborated with Prof. Michel Feidt of University ‘Henri Poincaré’ of Nancy and Prof. Stoian Petrescu of University Politehnica of Bucharest.
For any applied thermodynamicist, the Stirling cycle is a cycle that cannot be ignored. In principle it can approach the performance of a perfect heat engine, operating in the forward or reverse direction. In practice it is implementable; therefore, It has to be considered as a potential solution to many practical engineering problems that involve thermodynamics. The following are publications related to this area.
- Cullen, Barry, 'The Combined Otto and Stirling Cycle Prime-Mover-Based Power Plant', Doctoral Thesis. Dublin Institute of Technology, 2011. http://arrow.dit.ie/engdoc/30/
- Cullen, Barry and Jim McGovern, 'Development of a theoretical decoupled Stirling cycle engine', Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 2011, vol. 19, issue 4, pp.1227–1234.
- Cullen, Barry, Michel Feidt, Jim McGovern and Stoian Petrescu, ‘Thermodynamic Optimisation of the Otto / Stirling Combined Cycle’, Proceedings of ECOS 2010, 23rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Lausanne, Switzerland, June 14–17, 2010, Paper 387, 9 pp. http://arrow.dit.ie/dubencon2/6/
- McGovern, Jim, Barry Cullen, Michel Feidt and Stoian Petrescu, ‘Validation of a simulation model for a combined Otto and Stirling cycle power plant’, Proceedings of ASME 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability (ES2010), May 17–22, 2010, Phoenix, Arizona USA, Paper no. ES2010-90220, 9 pp. http://arrow.dit.ie/dubencon2/7/
- Cullen, Barry and Jim McGovern, ‘Energy system feasibility study of an Otto cycle/Stirling cycle hybrid automotive engine’, Energy, 2010, vol. 35, issue 2, Feb., pp. 1017–1023.
- Cullen, Barry, Jim McGovern, Stoian Petrescu and Michel Feidt, ‘Preliminary Modelling Results for an Otto Cycle / Stirling Cycle Hybrid-Engine-Based Power Generation System’, Proceedings of ECOS 2009, 22nd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, August 31 – September 3, 2009, Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil, pp. 2091–2099. http://arrow.dit.ie/dubencon2/1/
- Cullen, Barry and Jim McGovern, 'The quest for more efficient industrial engines: a review of current industrial engine development and applications', Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 2009, vol. 131, issue 2 June, 9 pp.
- Cullen, Barry and Jim McGovern, ‘Development of a theoretical decoupled Stirling engine’, in Sustainable Energy Beyond 2020: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection—Part 2, Ed. Abdul Ghani Olabi, Sumsun Naher and Michele Dassisti, 2009, Dublin, Ireland 12–15 August, pp. 244-250. http://arrow.dit.ie/dubencon2/2
- Cullen, Barry and Jim McGovern, ‘Proposed Otto Cycle / Stirling Cycle Hybrid Engine Based Power Generation System’, in Proceedings of the 2008 ASME Power Conference (POWER2008), Orlando, Florida, USA, July 22–24, 2008, Paper ref. POWER2008-60039, 6 pp.
- Cullen, Barry and Jim McGovern, ‘Energy System Feasibility Study of an Otto Cycle / Stirling Cycle Hybrid Automotive Engine’, in ECOS 2008, Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Cracow-Gliwice, Poland, June 24–27, 2008, pp. 483-490, Ed. Andrzej Ziebik, Zygmunt Kolenda and Wojciech Stanek.
- Cullen, Barry and Jim McGovern, ‘The Stirling Engine as a Prime Mover’, in ESAT 2008, Proceedings of the 23rd European Symposium on Applied Thermodynamics, Cannes, France, May 29 – June 1, 2008, pp. 899-904, Ed. Jean-Noël Jaubert.
- Cullen, Barry and Jim McGovern, ‘The Quest for More Efficient Industrial Engines—a Review of Current Industrial Engine Development and Applications’, Proceedings of the 2007 ASME Power Conference (POWER2007), Paper no. POWER2007-22078, 17–19 July 2007, San Antonio, Texas.