Pseudo Stirling cycle

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The pseudo Stirling cycle, also known as the adiabatic Stirling cycle, is a thermodynamic cycle with an adiabatic working volume and isothermal heater and cooler, in contrast to the Stirling cycle with an isothermal working space.[1] The working fluid has no bearing on the maximum thermal efficiencies of the pseudo Stirling cycle.[2]


The pseudo Stirling cycle was designed to address predictive shortcomings[2] in the ideal isothermal Stirling cycle. Specifically, the ideal cycle does not give usable figures or criteria for judging the performance of real-world Stirling engines.

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  1. ^ "Brief History of Stirling Machines" (PDF). [1]. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 April 2008. Retrieved 18 May 2008.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ a b Reader, G. T. (1978). "The Pseudo Stirling cycle - A suitable performance criterion". Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, 13th, San Diego, Calif., August 20–25, 1978, Proceedings, Vol. 3. Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc. pp. 1763–1770. Retrieved 18 May 2008. 

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