4F30.10-Stirling Engine

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Video: Watch this demo

Instructor’s video

Description: This demonstration shows that a sterling engine operates simply by heating one end.
A description of how the sterling engine operates can be included here.


  • Sterling Engine apparatus
  • Bunsen burner
  • Matches
  • Long pole
  • Table clamp and S clamp

Setup Procedure:

  1. Setup the rod as shown in the picture.
  2. Place the sterling engine in the S clamp.
  3. Connect the Bunsen burner to the gas valve and position directly below the end of the sterling engine.
  4. Test to make sure it works.
  5. When the professor is finished, use caution as the equipment may still be hot.

Demonstration Procedure:

  1. Turn on the gas valve and light the Bunsen burner.
  2. Wait a few minutes until the sterling engine starts to move.
  3. When finished, turn off the gas valve.

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Keep away from flammable materials.