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MEASUREMENTS OF THERMAL FIELD AT STACK EXTREMITIES OF A STANDING WAVE THERMOACOUSTIC HEAT PUMP

Syeda Humaira Tasnima,*, Shohel Mahmudb, Roydon Andrew Frasera

a Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3G1
b School of Engineering, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada N1G 2W1

* Corresponding Author: Email: email

Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer 2011, 2(1), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.5098/hmt.v2.1.3006

Abstract

In this paper, we experimentally measure the temperature fields at different locations on the stack plate and in the surrounding working fluid in a standing wave thermoacoustic device. The temperature measurements at the stack extremities and at the neighboring gas show axial heat transfer at the stack extremities, as opposed to the hypothesis of a perfectly isolated stack used in the linear thermoacoustic theory. Four different mechanisms of heat transfer are identified at the stack extremities in the present study. This information is necessary for the optimization of the performances of practical thermoacoustic engines. For the selected operating conditions, temperature measurements along the stack reveal a linear behavior along the stack and the corresponding gas residing near the stack. Temperature gradient along the working fluid is higher than that of along the stack, as opposed to the equal temperature gradient assumed by the linear theory. This information might be incorporated into the linear thermoacoustic theory to accurately predict the temperature difference generated across the stack ends.

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Tasnim, S.H., Mahmud, S., Fraser, R.A. (2011). MEASUREMENTS OF THERMAL FIELD AT STACK EXTREMITIES OF A STANDING WAVE THERMOACOUSTIC HEAT PUMP. Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer, 2(1), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.5098/hmt.v2.1.3006
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Tasnim SH, Mahmud S, Fraser RA. MEASUREMENTS OF THERMAL FIELD AT STACK EXTREMITIES OF A STANDING WAVE THERMOACOUSTIC HEAT PUMP. Front Heat Mass Transf. 2011;2(1):1-10 https://doi.org/10.5098/hmt.v2.1.3006
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S.H. Tasnim, S. Mahmud, and R.A. Fraser "MEASUREMENTS OF THERMAL FIELD AT STACK EXTREMITIES OF A STANDING WAVE THERMOACOUSTIC HEAT PUMP," Front. Heat Mass Transf., vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 1-10. 2011. https://doi.org/10.5098/hmt.v2.1.3006



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