Partition heat engine


Figure 1. Partition heat engine – projection on a plane perpendicular to the main axis

Partition heat engine converts the temperature difference into energy. The engine is designed in such a way that even a minimum temperature difference is enough for it to generate energy. The primary application of the engine is to be combined with a heat pump and an alternator to obtain electrical energy from the thermal energy of matter.

Formal status


Typical turbines extract energy from rapidly expanding gases. Consequently, they are generally unable to generate energy out of small differences of temperature. Partition heat engine alternately heats and cools the same gas and extracts energy from its expansion and shrinkage.



Figure 2. Partition heat engine – section through the plane containing the major axis

Elements of a Partition heat engine visible in the figures.
1 – housing of main compartment
2 – the main compartment
3 – heating
5 – cooling
4,6 – termal insulator
7a, 7b, 7c, 7d – blades
8a, 8b, 8c, 8d – rings rigidly attached to the blades
10 – output rotationary element

The blades partition the fluid inside the main compartment (2). External momentum rotates the rings (8x). They rotate the blades (7x) which move the fluid in the main compartment (2) about its axis. When a partition is at the heating (3), it expands and its adjacent blades rotate with a nonzero relative angular velocity. When a partition is at the cooling (5), it shrinks and its adjacent blades also rotate with a nonzero relative angular velocity. The output rotational element converts the sum of positive relative angular velocities of the blades into the output angular velocity.


Figure 3. Partition heat engine – preliminary design

Formal status

A patent for this invention is pending.

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