Simulation of a magnetocaloric heating network

Konstantin Filonenko, Hicham Johra, Stefano Dallolio, Kurt Engelbrecht, Per Heiselberg, Christian Bahl, Christian Veje

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The concept and methodology of a magnetocaloric heating network is proposed. A small thermal network consisting of several magnetocaloric heat pumps (MCHP) is considered from the point of their scaling and connection properties. We found a linear scaling law following the heating power variation with AMR mass, which can be included in an MCHP lookup table produced by a 1D transient AMR model. To estimate the performance of networks with different number of MCHPs, a set of single MCHPs coupled through temperature boundary conditions are modelled and network formulas are applied for the reference case of Gd packed beds. A performance optimum is found for specific design points compliant with building heating applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th International Conference on Caloric Cooling (Thermag VIII).
PublisherInternational Institute of Refrigeration
Publication date2018
ISBN (Electronic)9782362150289
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventThermag VIII - International Conference on Caloric Cooling (2018) - Darmstadt, Germany
Duration: 16 Sept 201820 Sept 2018


ConferenceThermag VIII - International Conference on Caloric Cooling (2018)
Internet address
SeriesInstitut International du Froid. Bulletin


  • Heating Network
  • Magnetocaloric Network
  • Magnetocaloric Heat Pump
  • Scaling
  • Cascading
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Heating power
  • Heat Pump Capacity


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