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Development and validation of an active magnetic regenerator refrigeration cycle simulation

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dc.contributor.author Dikeos, John
dc.date.accessioned 2006-08-10T17:35:10Z
dc.date.available 2006-08-10T17:35:10Z
dc.date.copyright 2006 en
dc.date.issued 2006-08-10T17:35:10Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/69
dc.description.abstract An alternative cycle proposed for refrigeration and gas liquefaction is active magnetic regenerator (AMR) refrigeration. This technology relies on solid materials exhibiting the magnetocaloric effect, a nearly reversible temperature change induced by a magnetic field change. AMR refrigeration devices have the potential to be more efficient than those using conventional refrigeration techniques but, for this to be realized, optimum materials, regenerator design, and cycle parameters must be determined. This work focuses on the development and validation of a transient one-dimensional finite element model of an AMR test apparatus. The results of the model are validated by comparison to room temperature experiments for varying hot heat sink temperature, system pressure, and applied heat load. To demonstrate its applicability, the model is then used to predict the performance of AMRs in situations that are either time-consuming to test experimentally or not physically possible with the current test apparatus. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Available for the World Wide Web en
dc.subject magnetic refrigeration en
dc.subject simulation en
dc.subject AMR en
dc.subject magnetocaloric effect en
dc.subject.lcsh Mechanical engineering en
dc.title Development and validation of an active magnetic regenerator refrigeration cycle simulation en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.supervisor Rowe, Andrew
dc.degree.department Dept. of Mechanical Engineering en
dc.degree.level Master of Applied Science M.A.Sc. en


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