The Influence of Pressure Cycling on Thermal Regenerators

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S. N. Rea

Texas Instruments, Inc., Dallas, Texas

J. L. Smith

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.

J. Eng. Ind 89(3), 563-569 (Aug 01, 1967) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3610108 History: Received July 29, 1966; Online August 25, 2011


A theoretical and experimental investigation examines the performance of thermal regenerators in which rapid flow cycling is accompanied by large pressure variations with time. This class of regenerators is characterized by two basic parameters: (a) the ratio of the convective heat transfer within the regenerator to the work of compression, and (b) the ratio of the rate of mass storage within the regenerator void volume to the through-flow. The definition of heat exchanger effectiveness is extended to include the effects of mass storage within the regenerator void volume. A method of predicting this effectiveness is presented.

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