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…

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…

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…

IEEE – AIM 2020

AIM (Advances in magnetics) 2020 is another scientific conference that was postponed from last year to 2021. It took place virtually between 13 and 16 June. The LAHDE laboratory presented two papers and an invited lecture:The future of magnetic refrigeration and heat pumping (Andrej Kitanovski)Design, enhanced thermal and flow efficiency Read more…

Thermag IX, 2021

After a one-year delay, the 9th International IIR Conference on Caloric Cooling and Use of Caloric Materials was held in June 2021. Although the conference was held in virtual format, many interesting research activities were presented. For more information on the conferences, please visit this website. Members of the LAHDE Read more…

2021 Virtual Spring Meeting & Exhibit

Due to coronavirus epidemic, MRS ( Material Research Society ) Spring Meeting was again held virtually. Together with the research group from Twente Univeristy we presented thermal rectification with multilayer phase change materials: High Asymmetric Heat Transport in Multilayer Phase Change Materials. Apart from the lack of personal contact, pastries Read more…

Solid-state thermal control devices

An extensive review of thermal management with thermal control devices based on solid-state physics phenomena has been published in collaboration with colleagues from the Universities of Twente (Dr. Miguel Muñoz Rojo and Timm Swoboda) and Stanford (Dr. Ananth Saran Yalamarthy). A review article published in the journal Advanced electronic materials Read more…