Magnetocaloric refrigeration concepts: current state of the art

Kaspar Kirstein Nielsen

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Refrigeration devices based on the magnetocaloric effect have been prototyped in great numbers during the past decade. The search for the optimal combination of magnetic field source, regenerator geometry, magnetocaloric material composition and flow system design has resulted in a variety of designs and concepts. In this paper key parts constituting a magnetocaloric refrigeration device are reviewed in terms of how they have been implemented in actual machines. Some of the major design choices are then evaluated and, based on numerical modeling tools, recommendations on how to optimize the design are given.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTMS2014 Annual Meeting Supplemental Proceedings : Magnetic Materials for Energy Applications IV
PublisherMinerals, Metals & Materials Society
Publication date2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventTMS 2014: 143rd Annual Meeting and Exhibition - San Diego, United States
Duration: 16 Feb 201420 Feb 2014
Conference number: 143


ConferenceTMS 2014: 143rd Annual Meeting and Exhibition
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
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