The Stirling Engine
Robert Stirling invented the Stirling engine in 1816. At the time he was a Scottish minister. Stirling engines were the safest engines made during that time period that would not explode like a steam engine could. The Stirling engine would not explode because the pressures could not be elevated to that to such a high level. The machine simply stopped when the heater section failed from thermal stress or imperfections in the material
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it run faster I would add piston rings to the piston to give it a tighter seal. To reduce friction in the flywheel I would make sure bearings were placer on the axle and make sure they were oiled properly. Another was to make the engine move faster would be to add some wings or flattened metal sheets to the cool piston case in order to increase surface area allowing it to cool even faster.