Protocol to evaluate a (magneto)caloric device with static thermal switches using a 1D numerical model

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We were invited to publish a protocol on the use of the numerical model for the simulation of (magneto)caloric devices with thermal switches.

The protocol is available here: link.

The numerical model is available here: Zenodo in Github

This protocol describes the use of a simple 1D numerical model to evaluate a single-stage (magneto)caloric refrigerating device with static thermal switches. The model can be used to find appropriate values of parameters that lead to a significant refrigerating effect and COP of the device. The modeled device can comprise any type of static thermal switch in combination with any kind of magnetocaloric or electrocaloric material. Simulation parameters need to be set with care for acceptable computational time.