Characteristic analysis of Cooke-Yarborough cycle machines

H. Sekiya*, T. Susai, F. Terada, I. Yamashita

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The present paper describes in main a Cooke-Yarborough cycle (CY) machine with two displacers and one power piston. An analysis method for CY machine performance has been newly developed and applied to some examples. Analytical consideration shows that the CY machine is internally divided into a Stirling cycle (ST) engine and a ST refrigerator in the same manner as a Vuilleumier cycle (VM) machine. The performance of the CY machine is almost equivalent to that of the VM machine under the specifications adopted in the present paper, although these machines are considerably different from each other in pressure variation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Impact, Energy Systems, New Technology for Energy Utilization, Policy Issues, Renewable Energy Sources, Stirling Cycles
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by SAE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0780313887
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 28th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: 1993 Aug 81993 Aug 13

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)0146-955X


OtherProceedings of the 28th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
CityAtlanta, GA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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