A gas turbine, also called a combustion turbine, is a type of continuous and internal combustion engine.The main elements common to all gas turbine engines are: an upstream rotating gas compressor; a combustor; a downstream turbine on the same shaft as the compressor.; A fourth component is often used to increase efficiency (on turboprops and turbofans), to convert power into mechanical or.
The Stirling engine (or Stirling's air engine as it was known at the time) was invented and patented by Robert Stirling in 1816. It followed earlier attempts at making an air engine but was probably the first to be put to practical use when in 1818 an engine built by Stirling was employed pumping water in a quarry. 3.1 Stirling Engine in Brief (5).