In this paper we derive the dynamical model of a four–cylinder double–acting wobble–yoke Stirling engine introduced originally by [1, 2]. In contrast with the classical thermodynamics methods that dominate the literature of Stirling mechanisms, we present a control systems perspective to obtain a useful model for the analysis and synthesis of feedback control laws. The main motivation is the application of this gas engine in a micro–combined heat and power (CHP) generation system.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 2009 International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications (NOLTA 2009), October 18-21, 2009, Sapporo, Japan|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|