Subject: Will Stirling Engines on Submarines Work Forever?
Date: Fri Dec 22 15:51:48 2000
Posted by Matthew Barrett
Grade level: grad (non-science)
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Area of science: Engineering
I've heard that the Stirling Engines in the Gotland class submarines could
last forever, because they are powered by the difference in temperature
between the submarine and the ocean. Wouldn't this cycle eventually wear
out because of the second law of thermodynamics? If not, is this not a
form of perpetual motion? Would it be possible to have such a vehicle
powered entirely by Stirling engines?
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