Shuttle Heat Transfer

  • F. J. Zimmerman
  • R. C. Longsworth
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 16)


The evolutionary process of selecting the best scheme of producing small amounts of refrigeration at cryogenic temperatures has resulted in positive-displacement reciprocating expanders becoming the most widely used means. These machines operate on the Stirling cycle, Gifford-McMahon cycle, Solvay cycle, Vuilleumier cycle, or some modification of one of these. Without exception, the machines being built today on these cycles all use a long expander piston which separates the cold region from ambient temperatures and permits the important piston seal to be located at ambient temperature.


Heat Transfer Simple Theory Cylinder Wall Total Heat Transfer Sinusoidal Motion 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. J. Zimmerman
    • 1
  • R. C. Longsworth
    • 2
  1. 1.Lafayette CollegeEastonUSA
  2. 2.Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.AllentownUSA

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