0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Study of a Minature Thermoacoustic Refrigerator

[+] Author Affiliations
Reh-Lin Chen, Chung-Lung Chen, Jeff DeNatale

Rockwell Scientific Company, Thousand Oaks, CA

Paper No. IMECE2002-33342, pp. 125-133; 9 pages
doi:10.1115/IMECE2002-33342
From:
  • ASME 2002 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Heat Transfer, Volume 7
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, November 17–22, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Heat Transfer Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3638-X | eISBN: 0-7918-1691-5, 0-7918-1692-3, 0-7918-1693-1
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME

abstract

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 LabVIEW are reported.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In