The Application of Microcontrollers Diagnostic System for Evaluation of Stirling Engine

  • Bohdan Borowik
  • Barbara Borowik
  • Igor P. Kurytnik
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 317)


The article presents the microcontroller system for diagnostic and evaluation of the Stirling engine performance. For this purpose the model for the prototype engine analysis has been developed, to present the engine’s improved benchmarking results. The most relevant objective in this respect was to achieve a uniform heat transfer across each tube of the hot gas heat exchanger. The functioning of this engine has been analyzed with the aim to find and optimize the main working parameters. To obtain this goal the Stirling engine has been equipped with different kinds of electronic sensors. A microcontroller testing circuit has been designed, which uses the acquisition of data from the data module. One of the important tasks of testing a Stirling engine is to present a model, which is able to represent the dynamics involved in all essential processes of the engine.


Stirling engine heat transfer regenerator performance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bohdan Borowik
    • 1
    • 2
  • Barbara Borowik
    • 3
  • Igor P. Kurytnik
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Bielsko-BialaBielsko-BialaPoland
  2. 2.Geocarbon Ltd.KatowicePoland
  3. 3.Cracow University of TechnologyCracowPoland

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