Modeling for Control of a Wobble-Yoke Stirling Engine

E. Garcia Canseco, J.M.A. Scherpen, M. Kuindersma

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications (NOLTA 2009), October 18-21, 2009, Sapporo, Japan
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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