PIRA 4F30.10 Heat Cycles: Stirling Engine
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Instructions / Notes:
- One Pasco Stirling hot air engine is placed over a cup of warm water.
- The provided Stirling cycle engine is made by the American Sterling Company and will run using just the heat of your hand.
- The Stirling engine operates at a faster pace when hot tap water in a coffee cup is used .
- If requested 24 hours prior to the class, an couple of ice cubes can be placed atop of the engine to increase delta T.
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