Modeling of in-vehicle magnetic refrigeration

Ulrik Lund Olsen, Christian R.H. Bahl, Kurt Engelbrecht, Kaspar Kirstein Nielsen, Y. Tasaki, H. Takahashi

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A high-performance magnetic refrigeration device is considered as a potential technology for in-vehicle air conditioners in electric vehicles. The high power consumption of a conventional air conditioner in an electric vehicle has considerable impacts on cruising distance. For this purpose the demands on cooling power density, temperature difference between hot and cold side, transient properties and COP, will be high. In this paper the potential to reach these demands are explored for two technologies, firstly a conventional AMR device and secondly a novel magnetocaloric device based on control of the axial thermal conductivity. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd and IIR. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Refrigeration
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)194-200
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Active magnetic regenerator
  • Thermal switch
  • Numerical model
  • Magnetic refrigeration
  • Régénérateur magnétique actif
  • Modèle numérique
  • Froid magnétique
  • Interrupteur thermique
  • Air conditioning
  • Domestic appliances
  • Electric vehicles
  • Numerical models
  • Thermal conductivity
  • Active magnetic regenerators
  • Cooling power density
  • Cruising distance
  • High power consumption
  • Potential technologies
  • Temperature differences
  • Transient property


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