Study of a miniature thermoacoustic refrigerator

Reh Lin Chen*, Chung-Lung Chen, Jeff DeNatale

*Corresponding author for this work

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A thermoacoustic refrigerator (TAR) of miniature scale, aimed for low-capacity cooling, was numerically and experimentally investigated. DeltaE (Ward and Swift, 1994) was used to model and optimize the TAR design. MEMS stacks, along with several other materials, were used to produce cooling. The precise control over dimensions and geometry that MEMS technology provides can be critical to cooler performance. A commercial PZT driver was used in this study to deliver acoustic power for heat pumping. The cooler is 1/4λ long in standing-wave configuration and operated at 4 kHz, where the acoustic resonance resides. TAR in other geometry and using in-house drivers were also developed but are not included in this paper (Chen et al., 2002). A pressurized version, aimed for higher power density and efficiency using inert gas mixtures, is under development. The performance, challenges, and a system test bed using Lab VIEW are reported.

主出版物標題Heat Transfer
發行者American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN(列印)079183638X, 9780791836385
出版狀態Published - 1 十二月 2002
事件2002 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - New Orleans, LA, United States
持續時間: 17 十一月 200222 十一月 2002


名字American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
發行者American Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME)


Conference2002 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
國家United States
城市New Orleans, LA

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