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Innovative design of a magnetocaloric system.

Author(s) : VASILE C., MULLER C.

Type of article: Article, IJR article


In the paper the authors consider the problem of optimizing the cooling of a magnetocaloric refrigerator. In this work we first theoretically and then experimentally study the performance of a single material regenerator under different operating conditions. The basic principles of the design and implementation of our magnetic refrigerator prototype are presented as well as a new magnetic assembly of NdFeB permanent magnets. The design of the equipment uses a movement of relative displacement optimized for the phases of activation and inactivation of the magnetic field. Each part of the equipment is implemented in order to be controlled separately and to allow a large variety of the tests: gear pumps with individual control, sequence of programmable magnetocaloric cycle, unit control by programmable controller and application programming interface by colour LCD touch screen, real-time processing data acquisition using a National Instruments System implemented on Independent PC, expelled heat using different standard heat exchangers.

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Pages: 1318-1326


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  • Original title: Innovative design of a magnetocaloric system.
  • Record ID : 2006-2914
  • Languages: English
  • Subject: Technology
  • Source: International Journal of Refrigeration - Revue Internationale du Froid - vol. 29 - n. 8
  • Publication date: 2006/12


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