Stirling cycle


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Stirling cycle

[′stir·liŋ ‚sī·kəl]
(thermodynamics)
A regenerative thermodynamic power cycle using two isothermal and two constant volume phases.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Pourfayaz et al., "Designing a powered combined Otto and Stirling cycle power plant through multi-objective optimization approach," Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2016.
The figure 2 shows stirling cycle with isothermal and constant volume process.
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