## Using a Linux Cluster for Parallel Simulations of an Active Magnetic Regenerator Refrigerator

Publication: Research - peer-review › Article in proceedings – Annual report year: 2006

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**Using a Linux Cluster for Parallel Simulations of an Active Magnetic Regenerator Refrigerator.** / Petersen, T.F.; Pryds, N.; Smith, A.

Publication: Research - peer-review › Article in proceedings – Annual report year: 2006

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*Prooceedings of the Nordic COMSOL Conference 2006.*1st edn, vol. 1, COMSOL A/S, Lyngby, pp. 129-134.

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*Prooceedings of the Nordic COMSOL Conference 2006.*(1st ed., Vol. 1, pp. 129-134). Lyngby: COMSOL A/S.

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TY - GEN

T1 - Using a Linux Cluster for Parallel Simulations of an Active Magnetic Regenerator Refrigerator

A1 - Petersen,T.F.

A1 - Pryds,N.

A1 - Smith,A.

AU - Petersen,T.F.

AU - Pryds,N.

AU - Smith,A.

PB - COMSOL A/S

CY - Lyngby

PY - 2006

Y1 - 2006

N2 - This paper describes the implementation of a Comsol Multiphysics model on a Linux computer Cluster. The Magnetic Refrigerator (MR) is a special type of refrigerator with potential to reduce the energy consumption of household refrigeration by a factor of two or more. To conduct numerical analysis of an experimental MR, a mathematical model was developed. The model solves the coupled Navier-Stokes and heat transfer equations which describe the physical phenomenon occurring within the MR. The MR performs a cyclic process, and the model must be time-dependent to determine the steady-state conditions. The coupled set of equations and the transient convergence towards the final steady state means that the model has an excessive solution time. To make parametric studies practical, the developed model was implemented on a Cluster to allow parallel simulations, which has decreased the solution time significantly.

AB - This paper describes the implementation of a Comsol Multiphysics model on a Linux computer Cluster. The Magnetic Refrigerator (MR) is a special type of refrigerator with potential to reduce the energy consumption of household refrigeration by a factor of two or more. To conduct numerical analysis of an experimental MR, a mathematical model was developed. The model solves the coupled Navier-Stokes and heat transfer equations which describe the physical phenomenon occurring within the MR. The MR performs a cyclic process, and the model must be time-dependent to determine the steady-state conditions. The coupled set of equations and the transient convergence towards the final steady state means that the model has an excessive solution time. To make parametric studies practical, the developed model was implemented on a Cluster to allow parallel simulations, which has decreased the solution time significantly.

KW - Energiteknologier på vej

SN - 87-989426-1-1

VL - 1

BT - Prooceedings of the Nordic COMSOL Conference 2006

T2 - Prooceedings of the Nordic COMSOL Conference 2006

A2 - Gregersen,L.

ED - Gregersen,L.

SP - 129

EP - 134

ER -