Demonstration of an external combustion micro-heat engine

J. Cho, J. Lee, C. S. Lin, L. N. Sanford, S. J. Huang, C. D. Richards, R. F. Richards, J. Ahn

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Abstract

The P3 microengine is a MEMS-based engine fabricated with standard microfabrication techniques. The microengine has several advantages. It can utilize heat over a wide range of temperatures to produce power. The use of batch microfabrication opens the possibility of inexpensive manufacture. In this work we demonstrate the integration of a Swiss roll type heat recirculating microcombustor with the external combustion MEMS heat engine. The Swiss roll combustor utilizes the high energy density of hydrocarbon fuels in order to provide the necessary heat transfer required to power the engine. The overall feasibility of this integration as well as the results of this endeavor will be explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWestern States Section/Combustion Institute Fall Meeting 2007
PublisherWestern States Section/Combustion Institute
Pages735-744
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781605609881
StatePublished - 2007
EventWestern States Section/Combustion Institute Fall Meeting 2007 - Livermore, United States
Duration: Oct 16 2007Oct 17 2007

Publication series

NameWestern States Section/Combustion Institute Fall Meeting 2007
Volume2

Other

OtherWestern States Section/Combustion Institute Fall Meeting 2007
CountryUnited States
CityLivermore
Period10/16/0710/17/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Cho, J., Lee, J., Lin, C. S., Sanford, L. N., Huang, S. J., Richards, C. D., Richards, R. F., & Ahn, J. (2007). Demonstration of an external combustion micro-heat engine. In Western States Section/Combustion Institute Fall Meeting 2007 (pp. 735-744). (Western States Section/Combustion Institute Fall Meeting 2007; Vol. 2). Western States Section/Combustion Institute.