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Experimental Study of the Minto Engine—A Heat Engine for Converting Low Grade Heat to Mechanical Energy

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Terence I. Quickenden, Kathryn M. Hindmarsh, Kean-Guan Teoh

Chemistry, School of Biomedical and Chemical Sciences, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia

J. Sol. Energy Eng 126(1), 661-667 (Feb 12, 2004) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1634288 History: Received April 01, 2002; Revised February 01, 2003; Online February 12, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
Topics: Engines
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Schematic diagram of the Minto Wheel
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Dimensions and design of the Minto engine arm
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The Minto engine used in this experiment
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The design and construction of a Minto vessel
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The graphs of thermal efficiency against initial vessel pressure at various braking times for the Minto engine. Th=344±2 K.Tc=294±2 K.

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