A Cascading Model Of An Active Magnetic Regenerator System

M. Tahavori, K. Filonenko, C. T. Veje, Tian Lei, Kurt Engelbrecht, Christian Bahl

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Abstract

In recent years, significant amounts of studies have been done on modeling and analysis of active magnetic regenerators (AMRs). Depending on the AMR geometry and the magnetocaloric material being modeled, the AMR may not be able to provide the required performance demanded by practical applications. Some AMR models in the literature predict high performance but with relatively low temperature spans at either end of the AMR. Therefore, they may not be sufficient for practical applications, such as providing the heat exchanger temperature spans required for residential and commercial space air conditioning. To remedy this, one solution is cascading of multiple single layer AMRs. In this work, a cascading AMR model is presented and studied. In a cascade configuration, N number of single layer AMRs are connected. The results show that higher hot and cold side temperature differences may be achieved compared to the ones obtained with a single AMR rendering the solution more suitable for use in residential and commercial space conditioning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Magnetic Refrigeration at Room Temperature
PublisherInternational Institute of Refrigeration
Publication date2016
Pages248-251
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event7th International Conference on Magnetic Refrigeration at Room Temperature (Thermag VII) - Turin, Italy
Duration: 11 Sep 201614 Sep 2016
http://www.thermag2016.com/

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Magnetic Refrigeration at Room Temperature (Thermag VII)
CountryItaly
CityTurin
Period11/09/201614/09/2016
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Keywords

  • Cascading model
  • Active magnetic regenerator
  • Magnetocaloric material
  • Temperature span
  • Practical applications

Cite this

Tahavori, M., Filonenko, K., Veje, C. T., Lei, T., Engelbrecht, K., & Bahl, C. (2016). A Cascading Model Of An Active Magnetic Regenerator System. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Magnetic Refrigeration at Room Temperature (pp. 248-251). International Institute of Refrigeration. https://doi.org/10.18462/iir.thermag.2016.0194