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Published by Argus Books in London .
Written in English


  • Heat-engines -- History.,
  • Thermodynamics -- History.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementRobert Sier.
LC ClassificationsTJ265 .S54 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 198 p. :
Number of Pages198
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20081658M
ISBN 100852429002

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  Hot Air Caloric and Stirling Engines: A History v. 1 by Robert Sier, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. By Allan J. Organ and Theodor Finkelstein The original Air Engines (also known as a heat, hot air, caloric, or Stirling engines), predated the modern internal combustion engine. This early engine design always had great potential for high efficiency/low emission power generation. Hot Air Caloric and Stirling Engines Volume 1 book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for : Robert Sier's page hardback book on Hot Air, Caloric and Stirling Engines is a comprehensive record of the development of heat based engines from the beginning up to modern day. The actual number and variants of engines may come as a surprise to you. Detailed drawings, diagrams and pictures are provided throughout with extensive references.

The book comes in two parts: chapters are by Theodor Finkelstein, and cover a pretty detailed history of air engines, including the Ericsson engine, and the Stirling engine and its variants, from their invention and early history through the beginnings of what Allan Organ calls the "dark ages", a period of about 50 years when virtually no work was done on this kind of engine.5/5(2). Author:Sier, Robert. History of Hot Air and Caloric Engines. World of Books Australia was founded in Each month we recycle over million books, saving o tonnes of books a year from going straight into landfill sites. Hot Air Caloric and Stirling Engines Volume 1, A History by R. Sier cover photo CONTENTS. Preface; Forward; PART ONE: FLUID DISPLACEMENT DEVICES. Philo of Byzantium.   The great drawback to hot air engines was and is their very limited power-to-weight ratio. The power yielded by heating and expanding air is small compared with that produced by boiling water. Nowadays the term "hot air engine" is pretty much synonymous with the Stirling cycle in one of its configurations, but history shows that many other.

Devices called hot air engines, or simply air engines, have been recorded from as early as In , Guillaume Amontons (–) presented, to the Royal Academy of Sciences in Paris, a report on his invention: a wheel that was made to turn by heat. The wheel was mounted vertically. Hot Air Caloric and Stirling Engines Volume 1, A History by R. Sier, pages, ISBN , $ cover photo, More details How I built a 5hp Stirling Engine by Merrick Lockwood, pages, ISBN , $, 7 copies in stock More details. The ‘hot-air engine’, or ‘caloric engine’ as it was often called, has been considered obsolete until recently. It is not generally known that during the latter part of the nineteenth century many thousands of several kinds of such engines were produced and used in many workshops as the only source of mechanical power, before becoming displaced by the development of modern high-speed. The evolution of the heat engine, by: Ivo Kolin Published Moriya Press, by Longman; Hot Air Caloric and Stirling Engines, by: Robert Sier. Published , by L A Mair. New York Times The Caloric Ship Ericsson - Official Report and Correspondence; External links.