The Best Explanation of How a Thermoacoustic Engine Works

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This brilliant video by Grand Illusions YouTube channel clearly explains how the fascinating thermoacoustic engine work

There are lots of different sorts of engines, many of which are difficult to understand. But this great video by Grand Illusions clearly simply explains how a thermoacoustic engine works.

Lord Rayleigh discussed the possibility of this kind of engine back in 1887 but was unable to make it a reality due to technological limitation at the time.

The engine is demonstrated in the video by a small model engine that has an optimum running speed is 2700 rpm when warmed up fully.

The video’s host suggests that it is the fastest thermoacoustic engine available.

“The thermoacoustic engine works by converting sound waves into motion. The

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