Stirling Engine | June 2015

A Stirling engine is a kind of closed cycle heat engine, which can be used to turn heat energy into mechanical work. Over the summer of 2015, I built a Stirling Engine in the Thayer Machine Shop, following machinist's drawings. Through this project, I gained familiarity with machine tools, including lathes and milling machines.

EngineSideView

Side View of Stirling Engine

EngineTopView

Top View of Stirling Engine

NamePlate

Thayer School Nameplate on Engine