Beale Number Calculator

This beale calculator is used to used to estimate the power output of a stirling engine design.


Beale Number Formula:

Beale number is a parameter that characterizes the performance of Stirling engines.The Beale number can be defined in terms of a Stirling engines operating parameters:

Bn = WOP V f


Bn - beale number

WO - engine power output in watts

P - average gas pressure in kPa

V - piston swept volume in m3

f - engine cycle frequency in Hz

Beale number are in the range 0.11 to 0.15. where a larger number indicates higher performance.