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A test bench for investigating processes in a thermoacoustic cooler realizing standing wave cycle

In this article, recommendations are offered regarding selection of basic design components and a description is given of a test bench for investigating the processes that occur in the working chambers of an experimental thermoacoustic device which realizes standing wave cycle. The basic calculating relationships, which determine the critical parameters of the medium in the standing wave cycle and are essential for getting the geometric parameters of the basic units of the experimental device, such as acoustic vibration generator, external heat exchangers, stack, etc., are given.

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Correspondence to V. L. Bondarenko.

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Translated from Khimicheskoe i Neftegazovoe Mashinostroenie, No. 2, pp. 26–29, February, 2012.

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Bondarenko, V.L., Suryaninova, N.N. A test bench for investigating processes in a thermoacoustic cooler realizing standing wave cycle. Chem Petrol Eng 48, 103–108 (2012).

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  • thermoacoustic cooler (TAC)
  • standing wave
  • traveling wave
  • acoustic pressure
  • amplitude of acoustic displacement
  • amplitude of acoustic temperature
  • stack
  • regenerator
  • heat exchangers