The Banks Engine

  title={The Banks Engine},
  author={Ridgway Banks},
  • R. Banks
  • Published 1 July 1975
  • Materials Science
  • Naturwissenschaften
A novel heat engine utilizing macroscopic shape changes associated with a thermallyactivated phase transformation in alloys of nickel and titanium has been demonstrated. Engines capable of converting small temperature differences at near-ambient temperature to mechanical work are seen as a promising technology for the recovery of thermal energy currently going to waste. Depending on future economic feasibility, such engines may be practically applied to conversion of solar, geothermal, oceanic… 
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