ENERGY, vol.22, no.7, pp.645-650, 1997 (SCI-Expanded)
The Stirling heat engine operating in a closed regenerative thermodynamic cycle is analyzed. Polytropic processes are used for the power and displacement pistons. Following regeneration, the maximum power density and efficiency are found and the compression ratio at maximum power density is determined. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd.