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Optimization of thermoacoustic refrigerator using response surface methodology

Hariharan, NM and Sivashanmugam, P and Kasthurirengan, S (2013) Optimization of thermoacoustic refrigerator using response surface methodology. In: Journal of Hydrodynamics, Ser. B, 25 (1). pp. 72-82.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1001-6058(13)60340-6


Thermoacoustic refrigerator (TAR) converts acoustic waves into heat without any moving parts. The study presented here aims to optimize the parameters like frequency, stack position, stack length, and plate spacing involving in designing TAR using the Response Surface Methodology (RSM). A mathematical model is developed using the RSM based on the results obtained from DeltaEC software. For desired temperature difference of 40 K, optimized parameters suggested by the RSM are the frequency 254 Hz, stack position 0.108 m, stack length 0.08 m, and plate spacing 0.0005 m. The experiments were conducted with optimized parameters and simulations were performed using the Design Environment for Low-amplitude ThermoAcoustic Energy Conversion (DeltaEC) which showed similar results.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Hydrodynamics, Ser. B
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Design Environment for Low-Amplitude ThermoAcoustic Energy Conversion (DeltaEC); Optimization; Response Surface Methodology (RSM); Temperature Difference; Thermoacoustic Refrigerator (TAR)
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Cryogenic Technology
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2013 07:37
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2013 07:37
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/46663

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