I'm working on a thermodynamics project and I'm looking to see if there are any other engineers on NS that might have a better approach than my current one.
Here is the assignment.
My current idea is to use a long aluminum piston and insulate a "hot plate" from the piston and cylinder. Use about a 1'' diameter or smaller piston and plenty of vac grease for a seal on a rubber piston gasket. Gravity could also be used to my advantage.
If any NSers have suggestions or help that they could provide I would greatly appreciate that!