Optimization of miniature pulse-tube cryocoolers

J. M. Shire, A. Mujezinovic, Patrick Phelan

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Abstract

This work introduces optimization techniques for designing pulse-tube coolers with the focus on coolers of smaller size. Methods are presented to select two geometric design parameters: pulse-tube length to regenerator length ratio, and system length to diameter ratio. The optimum values of these parameters are a function of the conduction heat loss down the tube walls, the regenerator effectiveness as a function of its length, and the pressure drop along the pulse tube. Results indicate that the optimum regenerator length/pulse tube length ratio increases with decreasing system length, and the optimum system length/diameter ratio increases with decreasing system volume.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Advanced Energy Systems Division (Publication) AES
PublisherASME
Pages63-67
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0791816508
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
EventAdvanced Energy Systems Division - 1999 (The ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition) - Nashville, TN, USA
Duration: Nov 14 1999Nov 19 1999

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Advanced Energy Systems Division (Publication) AES
Volume39

Other

OtherAdvanced Energy Systems Division - 1999 (The ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition)
CityNashville, TN, USA
Period11/14/9911/19/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Shire, J. M., Mujezinovic, A., & Phelan, P. (1999). Optimization of miniature pulse-tube cryocoolers. In American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Advanced Energy Systems Division (Publication) AES (pp. 63-67). (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Advanced Energy Systems Division (Publication) AES; Vol. 39). ASME.