CFD analysis of thermodynamic cycles in regenerator of a pulse tube refrigerator

Ling Chen*, Yu Zhang, Er Cang Luo, Teng Li, Xiao Lin Wei

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    Abstract

    Thermodynamic cycles are very important and useful for understanding the mechanism of the pulse tube refrigerator. In this paper, two-dimensional axi-symmetric simulations of an inertance tube pulse tube refrigerator are conducted, and thermodynamic cycles of the gas parcels oscillating in regenerator are studied and analyzed in the Lagrangian's regime. The results show that the lowest temperature of the system is possibly decided by the amount of heat pumping by thermal cycles under different frequencies and charge pressure cases.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1816-1818
    Number of pages3
    JournalKung Cheng Je Wu Li Hsueh Pao/Journal of Engineering Thermophysics
    Volume32
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

    Keywords

    • CFD
    • Pulse tube refrigerator
    • Regenerator
    • Thermodynamic cycles

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