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  1. That seems reasonable. But under the insulation the temperature will be rather stable once the Stirling engine has run for a while? Temperature will likely vary depending on the load and added heat (and more) but if the effect you propose is there the temperature should read below ambient if the insulation is good enough. Initially it is good enough tho show experimentally, beyond doubt and in a repeatable fashion, that effect you predict exits; exact numbers can be found in later experiments?
  2. I think your (rather long) answers essentially answers my question with "yes, the cold side of the Stirling engine will cool below ambient temperature if sufficiently insulated." Using a thermometer under the isolation on the cold side should be able to show this. Note that if the temperature probe is too large and is made of a material that transfers heat it may disturb the experiment. Recommendation: don't focus too much on ice based experiments unless you have some way to properly control the temperature of the ice. There seem to be many sources of errors which allows for different interpretations and varying outcomes. But you seem to claim that every single engineer* in the whole world the last 200 years are mistaken? *) and scientist, teachers and others...
  3. I did not ask for a complete explanation or theory, just if you had an idea what to look for in the experiment or what to expect; it may trigger new ideas about how and where to measure. I did a quick check* Stirling engines are common among the suppliers of school material so there is at least a market for Stirling engines in education. I do not know the percentage ofd students that perform experiments but it was mandatory when I studied in a tech oriented school (a long time ago). What do you suggest the answer to be? Anyway, it is not withheld, examples from schools are easy to find on google or other search engine of your choice. Possible reasons for the numbers of hits to be limited: -information about minors and their school work may not be freely published online due to local laws. -The topic is not very interesting; I don't for instance see many releases of kids confirming Pythagoras or that their physics task found F=ma to be correct. *) Locally, may not apply globally
  4. Thanks for the reply. some further reasoning about the experiment: Let's again assume one engine, per your initial setup. Insulation is good and we have means to measure the temperature at the cold side and the hot side. At the start the cold side temperature is same as ambient (room) temperature. What should we look for when the engine is started? Is it correct that you predict that the temperature will drop below ambient when engine is running*? Assume the heat added on the hot side is not the maximum what the engine can handle. So therefore we can increase the temperature on hot side . What result do you predict on the cold side? Will the temperature drop further on the cold, isolated side? I ask since this could be easier to measure; we may check the temperature differences and trends and maybe easier get rid of errors. (* I am aware of the implications of this ...)
  5. A quick followup; let's assume the engines cold sides are adjacent (in contact) and that they are insulated (for instance using the materials you proposed early in the thread) so cold side is not disturbed by room temperature. What is your opinion* about the overall efficiency of the combination of two engines versus the sum of the two engines running separated from one another? Do your ideas allow for some additional gain since the two adjacent cold sides "help each other", if I understand you correctly. *) According to your ideas
  6. If you wish to continue the discussion you may want to focus on the experiments instead. If this is still something you want to test, adding heating to the cold side may help in this scenario? I get the impression that your idea* allows for two Stirling engines to be mounted cold plate to cold plate to increase the efficiency of both the engines? *) If correct that is...
  7. Quick note; have you been thinking about adding identical heating elements to both the hot plate and cold sink? A small element under the insulation on the cold side could add control to the temperature difference? I don't mean you should crank up the heat, just add a way to tune the temperature and observe how behaviour depends on temperature. Maybe in combination with the probes you posted above? https://www.scienceforums.net/topic/128644-is-carnot-efficiency-valid/?do=findComment&comment=1227752 (Sorry if this already discussed, I may have missed some nuances of the experimental details)
  8. You believe the screenshot from the video describes how a drinking bird works? You may reduce your confusion by posting references to written material instead of videos. Anyway, your comment highlights some of the issues; the video contains existing things mixed with non-mainstream concepts.
  9. Screenshot from the video @Tom Booth. It would be easier to quote text... You claim the video is based on your ideas and the video promotes devices that are impossible according to established physics.
  10. The proposed ideas and the links provided speaks in favour of physically impossible devices usually labelled "over-unity". A possible cause, (good point @sethoflagos) : When over unity support creeps into a discussion it is interesting to know if it is due to bad faith argumentation or ignorance regarding physics. I'll postpone my pictures and attempts at a discussion about a simplified system until we know what the agenda is.
  11. If your hypothesis is correct* one consequence is that it allows for less complicated devices to act as heat engines and it also allows for over unity devices**. Since over unity devices / perpetual motion does not exist according to established theories there is a misunderstanding somewhere. Looking at a simpler devices (compared to a complete Stirling engine) may be helpful. (I'll try to fix the missing images later) *) As far as I can understand your hypothesis by reading your comments, reading between the lines and the fact that link to over unity device support is posted. **) @sethoflagos raised a related point already; it might have been lost in all the details about the experiments
  12. You can for instance neglect friction if the friction is very low compared to other forces. It does not mean friction is exactly zero. It means that the friction is low enough to allow for other forces, more important to the discussion, to dominate. But if you wish to complicate things, feel free to modify my example. It will not change the end result or principles, but likely make the discussion more complicated than necessary. Thanks; I need to update the spelchek on my computer.
  13. Thanks; we assume the device mass to be negligible and friction is neglected. (It is an ideal setup intended to illustrate basic physical principles, not engineering)
  14. Let's try*. An ideally isolated and closed cylinder contains a piston. Insulation is ideal / perfect; no heat can flow in or out of the cylinder or through the piston and no gas can escape the cylinder or pass by the cylinder: Heat is added (for instance through a temporary opening in the perfect insulation: Since the gas in the lower compartment, below the piston, is heated the piston is pushed up. The heat source is removed and perfect isolation is (re)applied. The system is now at rest and will remain so indefinitely since no heat can be transferred in or out or through the cylinder: Ok so far? If so we may move on to the next part. *) I see this as an opportunity to learn; I'm sure expert members will highlight any errors in my attempt.
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