Design and optimization of a heat driven thermoacoustic refrigerator

Ghorbanian, K ; Sharif University of Technology

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2013.09.058
  3. Abstract:
  4. The present paper deals with the design and optimization of a heat driven thermoacoustic refrigerator. A simplified model is developed which enables to pinpoint and examine the most important physical characteristics of a compact traveling wave thermoacoustic refrigerator driven by a traveling wave thermoacoustic engine. The model can explain the so-called traveling standing wave effect in thermoacoustics very well. The position, length and hydraulic radius of the refrigerator are optimized for the maximum total COP. The prime mover efficiency, refrigerator COP and dimensionless dissipation and their impacts on total COP are investigated and discussed. The results indicate that a COP of 28.7% at TRF,cold = 273 K is achievable
  5. Keywords:
  6. Thermoacoustic ; Traveling wave ; Coupled system ; Optimization
  7. Source: Applied Thermal Engineering ; Volume 62, Issue 2 , 25 January 2014 , Pages 653–661
  8. URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1359431113006923