CFD-assisted regenerator analysis: application to thermoacoustic system

FAZ Mohd Saat, Zhibin Yu, Artur J. Jaworski

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Thermoacoustic devices have been of considerable research interest in the last few decades due to their simplicity and the environmentally friendly operation. This paper investigates the regenerator, forming the core of a thermoacoustic device, where the thermoacoustic effect takes place. A two-dimensional axissymmetrical computational fluid dynamic (CFD) model of a thermoacoustic effect in a travelling-wave case has been developed. The boundary conditions were imposed according to the measured oscillating pressure and the temperature gradient developed across the regenerator in a thermoacoustic test rig. The simulation was validated by comparing the resulting pressure with that measured experimentally at a number of locations. A friction factor correlation was derived for the CFD-assisted model and compared with the experimental data available.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd IIR International Congress of Refrigeration (ICR 2011)
Subtitle of host publicationPrague, Czech Republic, 21-26 August
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd IIR International Congress of Refrigeration: Refrigeration for Sustainable Development - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 21 Aug 201126 Aug 2011
Conference number: 23 (Link to Conference Proceedings)


Conference23rd IIR International Congress of Refrigeration
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
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