Celebrating the Bicentennial Anniversary of the Stirling Cycle (1816 - 2016)

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Northumbria University

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On behalf of International Stirling Engine Conference Council and Organising Committee we would like to welcome you to the Seventeenth International Stirling Engine Conference which is to take place at Northumbria University on 24-26 August  2016. This conference celebrates the Bicentennial Anniversary of the Stirling Cycle.

The International Stirling Engine Conference (ISEC) takes place every other year and the 17th ISEC continues the highly successful series begun in 1982. This conference has received worldwide recognition as the major international forum devoted to the exchange of the most recent Stirling cycle machines R&D and commercialisation activities results. The ISEC brings together experts and interested parties from the wide mechanical and power engineering community and provides an excellent opportunity for interactions among delegates.

The Conference is also to celebrate a Bicentennial Anniversary of Stirling Cycle and its patenting  in September 1816 by Robert Stirling. This part of the event is actively helped  by members of Stirling Engine Societies across many countries of world. Please click here to view the history of ISEC events.

The Conference is supported by the Energy Institute and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)

Objective 

The Conference is intended to provide a stage for researchers and manufactures to exchange information and identify research and industrial needs in this emerging area. The focus of the Conference will be fundamental aspects and practical applications at Stirling Cycle Machines industry. Special focus will be on presentations of the world leading companies in Solar, Biomass, CHP and cryo/refrigeration technologies.

Registration

The conference registration fee for this conference is £400. The student fee is £200. This conference fee includes the full conference with hospitality as indicated in the below programme, a copy of the Conference Proceedings, the welcome reception on Wednesday, 24 August, and the Conference Banquet on Thursday, 25 August

A one day participation fee is £200 (£150 for students) and includes a copy of the Conference Proceedings, and hospitality scheduled for the day of attendance.

There is a 15% registration fee discount for members of the Energy Institute and Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).

Accompanying persons are welcome to the conference reception party on Wednesday, 24 August and the banquet dinner on Thursday, 25 August 2016.

RegThe deadline for registration is 15 August. Please send an email to rdavy.smorgan@northumbria.ac.uk if you have any issues with the online payment system.

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Invited Speakers

Dr Javier Aranceta, Director of CentoStirling, Mondrogon, (Spain):- "Whispergen: a retrospective  look from manufacturer’s point of view."

Dr Andreas Baumuller, (Chief Engineer), Per Eskilson (Sales & marketing manager), Clean Energy (Sweden):- "Re-Invention of the Stirling Engine for the 21st Century - Cleanergy's Products SUNBOX and GASBOX."

Professor Henrik Carlsen, Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, Denmark Technical University (Denmark):- "The Danish Stirling activities - what did happen?"

Dr Neil Lane, CEO, Stirling Ultracold (USA):- "Building Stirling Ultracold – An Ultra Low Temperature Freezer Business"

Dr Allan Organ, mRT Regenerative Thermal Machines:- "Stirling engines - without the rose-tinted spectacles"

Dr Sergey Riabzev, Chief R&D Engineer, Ricor (Israel) and QEnergy (USA):- “Overview of Ricor small Stirling refrigerators for Space missions” & “Qnergy  -The Technology that Energizes your World”.

Mr Stefan Ortner, CEO, OkoFEN Pellet Heating (Austria):- "OkoFEN - Wood Pellets Stirling Engine Projects and Products."

 

Conference Format and Scope

The conference will consist of invited lectures at plenary sessions and topical sessions with paper presentations. There will also be a Conference  Reception on 24 August  at 17.45 and a banquet dinner on 25 August at 19.00.

The following topics are covered at the Conference:

Topic area 1 Solar, space and transport applications;
Topic area 2 Co-generation; Energy systems based on Stirling Engines fuelled by fossil fuels and biomass;
Topic area 3 Refrigeration, Cryocoolers and heat pumps;
Topic area 4 Components and systems: drive mechanisms, heat exchangers, combustion systems, fuel supply and control.
Topic area 5 Novel Engine Configurations and Applications;
Topic area 6 Thermo- and CFD modelling of Stirling Engines and their components;
Topic area 7 Stress analysis; Dynamics and kinematics;
Topic area 8 Experimental analysis and validation;
Topic area 9 Electrical Network integration of Stirling based energy systems
Topic area 10 Marketing and commercialisation

Please click here to view the guidelines and paper submission dates and exhibition information.

Conference Preliminary Programme

Conference  Day 1: Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Time

Event/s

Venue: Northumbria University, Business and Law Building, City Campus East

8.00–9.00

Registration and Refreshments

Foyer, Business and Law Building
   

9.00-9.30

Opening Ceremony

Lecture Theatre 001

9.30-10.10
  10.10-10.50
  10.50-11.30

Keynote Lectures

Lecture Theatre 001

11.30-11.45

Refreshments  

Dining  Area, City Campus East
 
 

11.45-13.00

Topical Sessions A, B and C

Lecture Theatres 001, 002, 003

13.00-14.00

Lunch

Dining Area

14.00-15.30

Topical Sessions

Lecture Theatres 001, 002, 003

15.30-15.45

Refreshments

Dining Area

15.45-17.15

Topical Sessions

Lecture Theatres 001, 002, 003

17.45-19.30

Reception 

Dining Area

 

Conference  Day 2: Thursday, 25 August 2016

Time

Event/s

Venue: Northumbria University, Business and Law   Building, City Campus East

8.00–9.00

Registration and Refreshments

Foyer, Business and Law Building

9.00-11.00

Keynote Lectures

Lecture Theatre 001

11.00-11.15

Refreshments  

Dining Area, City Campus East

11.15-13.00

Topical  Sessions A, B and C

Lecture Theatres 001, 002, 003

13.00-14.00

Lunch

Dining Area, City Campus East

14.00-15.30

Topical Sessions

Lecture Theatres 001, 002, 003  

15.30-15.45

Refreshments 

Dining Area, City Campus East

15.45-17.30

Topical Sessions

Lecture Theatres 001, 002, 003

19.00-21.20

Conference Dinner

 Venue to be confirmed

 

Conference  Day 3: Friday, 26 August 2016

Time

Event/s

Venue: Northumbria University, Business and Law   Building, City Campus East

8.30–9.00

Registration and Refreshments

Dining Area

9.00-11.00

Keynote Lectures

Lecture Theatre 001 

11.00-11.15

Refreshments  

The Dining Hall

11.15-13.00

Topical Sessions A, B and C

Lecture Theatres 001, 002, 003

13.00-14.00

Lunch

The Dining Hall

14.00-15.30

Closing Plenary session

LectureTheatre 001

15.30-16.00  

Tea/Coffee

Foyer, Cafe Area

Please click here to view information on travelling to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Please click here for venue information and accommodation recommendations

We look forward to welcoming you to Northumbria University. If you have questions about this conference, please email nu.events@northumbria.ac.uk or please click here for contacts for the ISEC Committee  

Event Details

Northumbria University
Business and Law Building
City Campus West
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST

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