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A Stirling Engine typically operates:
- On a closed cycle of compression and expansion
- With two pistons
- With three different configurations based on piston configuration
- With hot and cold gas regions creating a pressure differential, forcing the pistons to oscillate at nominally 90° out of phase from each other
- The mechanical oscillation is mechanical energy, which can be converted to electrical energy when coupled with a voice coil.
Russell, Rebekah and Lucon, Peter, "Increasing the Efficiency of a Stirling Engine Using Mechanical Resonance" (2018). 2018 Undergraduate Research. 12.