Numerična evalvacija delovanja toplotnega kontrolnega elementa v magnetokalorični hladilni napravi

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V članku The numerical study on performance evaluation of a thermal switch capacitor in a magnetocaloric cooling device, ki je bil objavljen v reviji iScience (IF 6.107), raziskovalci iz Laboratorija za hlajenje in daljinsko energetiko Fakultete za strojništvo numerično analizirajo delovanje toplotnega kontrolnega elementa (toplotnega stikalnega kondenzatorja) v magnetokalorični hladilni napravi. Izbran koncept delovanja je bil nato uporabljen za aktivno hlajenje baterijskega sistema.

Članek je na voljo na sledeči povezavi: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2589004222017898

Povzetek

Compact, solid thermal control devices offer a new way to control the intensity and direction of heat flow between the components of a system, which is crucial for both optimized performance and safety. In this work we study a thin, silicon thermal switch capacitor (TSC) used for heat transport in a magnetocaloric cooling system. A numerical model was developed to quantify the effects of various operating conditions and design parameters on the performance of a magnetocaloric device with an embedded TSC. Based on realistic material properties, a maximum cooling-power density of 4000 Wm-2 (2025 ) was obtained for a zero temperature span and an operating frequency of 20 Hz. The use of the presented device was demonstrated on a battery system, motivating further experimental studies to develop a new, compact cooling device that can be directly attached to a heat reservoir, making it desirable for a variety of applications.