Operational Physical Conditions for a Solid-State-Engine (SSE) Applying Shape Memory (SM) Alloy

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J. Kajamaa

Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland

J. Energy Resour. Technol 109(1), 31-34 (Mar 01, 1987) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3231320 History: Received February 23, 1987; Online October 22, 2009


The physical conditions for a solid-state-engine (SSE) applying shape memory (SM) alloy is treated based on both experimental results and theoretical considerations. First, the mechanical efficiency is derived. It is compared to that of the fuel engine. Then, the energy transformation diagram is drawn. By means of this the overall efficiency of the system is defined. Also it is concluded that this system can store a part of the accepted kinetic energy as a potential energy in a reversible manner.

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