Flow-controlling devices in pulse tubes

A.T.A.M. Waele, de, H.W.G. Hooijkaas

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    This paper is a continuation of our work on the thermodynamical aspects of pulse tubes. This time we discuss various flow- (or pressure) controlling devices, proposed to improve the performance of pulse tube refrigerators (PTR), such as orifice, expander, four-valve method, inertance tube, and first and second inlet. We have obtained analytical expressions for the various cases assuming a finite flow resistance in the regenerator, but with zero void volume, perfect heat exchange, and high heat capacity of the regenerator material.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1999 Cryogenic Engineering Conference and International Cryogenic Materials Conference (CEC/ICMC 1999), Montréal, Québec, Canada
    EditorsQuan-Sheng Shu
    Place of PublicationDordrecht
    ISBN (Print)978-0-306-46443-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2000

    Publication series

    NameAdvances in Cryogenic Engineering
    ISSN (Print)0065-2482


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