Cryogenic Regenerative Heat Exchangers

  • Robert A. Ackermann

Part of the The International Cryogenics Monograph Series book series (ICMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 223-224

About this book


An in-depth survey of regenerative heat exchangers, this book chronicles the development and recent commercialization of regenerative devices for cryogenic applications. Chapters cover historical background, concepts, practical applications, design data, and numerical solutions, providing the latest information for engineers to develop advanced cryogenic machines. The discussions include insights into the operation of a regenerator; descriptions of the cyclic and fluid temperature distributions in a regenerator; data for various matrix geometries and materials, including coarse and fine bronze, stainless steel-woven wire mesh screens, and lead spheres; and unique operating features of cryocoolers that produce deviations from ideal regenerator theory.


design development engine machines numerical method

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert A. Ackermann
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  1. 1.General Electric CompanySchenectadyUSA

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