The launch of Heat4energy project

TU Delft leads HEAT4ENERGY, a European consortium, dedicated to develop thermomagnetic devices and novel materials to harvest heat from data centres, food, pulp and paper industries and convert this waste heat to electricity. This project ticks all the boxes: energy transition, decarbonising, low and high power devices for conversion of Read more…

Phase change materials for improvement of thermal comfort and energy efficiency in buildings

Researchers of Laboratory for Refrigeration and District Energy (LAHDE, process engineering) participated in a research on improving thermal comfort and energy efficiency in buildings using phase-change materials. The research was carried out in Laboratory for Heating, Sanitary, Solar and Air Conditioning Engineering (LOSK, process engineering), also by participation of researchers Read more…

Design and comparison of electro-permanent magnetic field sources for magnetocaloric heat pumps

Researchers at the Laboratory for Refrigeration and District Energy (LAHDE, Process Engineering), in collaboration with researcher from the Laboratory for Structure Evaluation (LAVEK), have conducted a comprehensive study of the design, numerical analyses and experimental validation of various electro-permanent magnetic structures that can be used in magnetocaloric refrigeration. The research Read more…

A conceptual design of a thermal switch capacitor in a magnetocaloric device

Researchers at the Laboratory for Refrigeration and District Energy (LAHDE, Process Engineering), in collaboration with researchers from the Laboratory for Tribology and interface nanotechnology (TINT), have conducted a comprehensive study of the thermal properties of thermal switch capacitors used in magnetocaloric devices. The research results were published in the Journal Read more…

International Conference SZE 2023

The Slovenian Energy Association (SZE) organized the International Conference SZE 2023 in Portorož between June 4th and June 6th, 2023. The main theme of the conference was Energy efficiency and sustainable, secure, and accessible energy supply. We participated in the conference with the following contribution:Developments on thermoelectric heat pump booster Read more…

Experimental investigation of buckling stability of superelastic Ni-Ti tubes under cyclic compressive loading: Towards defining functionally stable tubes for elastocaloric cooling

  Within the ERC project SUPERCOOL we have investigated buckling stability of elastocaloric tubes and define the buckling phase diagrams, based on which functionally stable tubes to be used in elastocaloric devices can be selected. The results are published in International Journal of Solid and Structures.The paper is available here Read more…

The numerical study on performance evaluation of a thermal switch capacitor in a magnetocaloric cooling device

 In the article The numerical study on performance evaluation of a thermal switch capacitor in a magnetocaloric cooling device, published in the journal iScience (IF 6.107), researchers from the Laboratory of Refrigeration and District Energy at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering numerically analyze the performance of a thermal control element Read more…

LAHDE annual report: 2021

LAHDE Scientific annual report: Published papers MAIORINO, Angelo, DEL DUCA, Manuel Gesù, TOMC, Urban, TUŠEK, Jaka, KITANOVSKI, Andrej, APREA, Ciro. A numerical modelling of a multi-layer LaFeCoSi active magnetic regenerator by using artificial neural networks. Applied thermal engineering, ISSN 1359-4311. [Print ed.], Oct. 2021, vol. 197, str. 1-13, ilustr. https://www.sciencedirect. Read more…