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Volume 144, 2018International Conference on Research in Mechanical Engineering Sciences (RiMES 2017)
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|Published online||09 January 2018|
Thermoacoustic Refrigerator for High Temperature Gradient
Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India
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Leakage of HFCs, thermal shocks to sensitive devices, moving mechanical components which in turn require more maintenance, are some of the cons of a conventional vapor compression system .The newest field in refrigeration overcoming such flaws is Thermoacoustic refrigerator (TAR), where the sound energy is used to generate a temperature difference which can be used for refrigeration. TAR are environment friendly, do not use any kind of refrigerants, and as the compressor and expander are not used, hence, its life is more than a conventional VCR. The objective is to obtain a substantial temperature gradient using a Thermoacoustic Refrigerator. The methodology is to choose the suitable material and design the prototype. A large part of this project is devoted to explore the different designs for thermo acoustic refrigerators, and select the optimum one for maximum utility. With the present system, it was possible to achieve a temperature difference across the stack of 14 K.
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