Theses and Dissertations
Experimental Study of Condensation in Different 3D Printed Regenerators in a Thermoacoustic Cooler
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Ben Xu
Dr. Stephen Crown
Dr. Yingchen Yang
Thermoacoustics (TA) deals with the conversion of heat into sound and vice versa. Device that converts heat into acoustic work is called TA heat engine, while the device that transfers energy from a low temperature reservoir to a high temperature one by utilizing acoustic work is called TA cooler. A simple construction of TA cooler includes an acoustic speaker, a resonator tube and a regenerator stack in which the temperature gradient is being imposed. Such a TA cooler has several advantages over traditional compression/expansion cooling machine such as its simplicity of the construction, high reliability and lack of toxic refrigerants. Operating on air as the working fluid at standard atmospheric pressure, a standing wave thermoacoustic cooler was built to investigate water condensation enhancement when compared with a reference system without TA phenomena. Also, three different 3D printed stacks were used in the experiments to analyze the correlation between their performances and geometries.
Bekkulov, Aibek, "Experimental Study of Condensation in Different 3D Printed Regenerators in a Thermoacoustic Cooler" (2019). Theses and Dissertations. 412.
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