Development of combustion-driven thermoacoustic engine

Najmeddin Shafrei Tehrany, Chien Shung Lin, Cory Bloomquist, Jeongmin Ahn, Konstantin Matveev

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Abstract

Miniature thermoacoustic engines driven by combustion and producing electricity are promising candidates for small-scale power devices. The elemental development of the system including a small thermoacoustic engine and a Swiss roll combustor is discussed in this work. A standing-wave thermoacoustic prime mover consists of a resonator with a stack of porous material inside where a temperature gradient is maintained. This engine generates acoustic power from heat. The sound energy can be converted in electricity by an electroacoustic transformer. The Swiss roll combustor utilizes the high energy density of hydrocarbon fuels in order to provide the necessary heat transfer required to generate acoustic power from the engine. Some results of this developmental study are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 Proceedings of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2008
Pages369-373
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 17 2009
Event2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2008 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Oct 31 2008Nov 6 2008

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings
Volume3

Other

Other2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2008
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period10/31/0811/6/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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