Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2019, Page: 33-38
Design and Experimental Study of Tesla’s Thermomagnetic Engine
Rubén Rodríguez, Department of Mathematics, Autonomous University of Bucaramanga (UNAB), Bucaramanga, Colombia
Jhon Amaya, Department of Mathematics, Autonomous University of Bucaramanga (UNAB), Bucaramanga, Colombia
Alex Estupiñán, Department of Mathematics, Autonomous University of Bucaramanga (UNAB), Bucaramanga, Colombia; Faculty of Exact, Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of Santander (UDES), Bucaramanga, Colombia
Received: Mar. 2, 2019;       Accepted: May 15, 2019;       Published: Jun. 13, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.tecs.20190402.11      View  192      Downloads  23
Abstract
The scientists have shown great interest in the search for alternative means to generate energy, which are not contaminants and generate significant damage to the environment. One of the quite viable possibilities for this is to consider the construction of thermomagnetic motors, using mainly ferromagnetic materials. These materials are those that for a given temperature value; these lose the magnetic properties they have, that is, to be paramagnetic they become completely diamagnetic during a certain period of exposure to heat. With the objective of demonstrate the Curie’s law applied to this type of materials, we designed the model of an engine that works based on this law, to achieve this the tests of the running system were taken, which were filmed and then analyzed using the program Tracker Video Analysis and Modeling Tool for Physics Education. In this paper, we present the results related to the magnetic and thermodynamic study of the efficiency of a motor designed by us, with the aim of showing the validation of Curie’s law for iron and also being able to obtain the representative characteristics of this material such as magnetization and the Curie’s constant using an experimental method.
Keywords
Ferromagnetic Materials, Mechanical Engineering, Alternatives Energies, Thermomagnetic Engines
To cite this article
Rubén Rodríguez, Jhon Amaya, Alex Estupiñán, Design and Experimental Study of Tesla’s Thermomagnetic Engine, Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2019, pp. 33-38. doi: 10.11648/j.tecs.20190402.11
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