Comparison of different regenerator geometries for AMR system

Jing Li, T. Numazawa, Y. K. Matsumoto, Y. Yanagisawa, H. Nakagome

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One of the most important questions in magnetic refrigeration (MR) systems is the choice of regenerator geometry to optimize the heat transfer efficiency between magnetic material and heat transfer fluid and to reduce the loss of cooling power. Currently, flat plate and packed sphere regenerators are widely used for the prototype Active Magnetic Refrigeration (AMR) system. In recent years, micro-channel regenerator geometry is also a potential candidate regenerator design for the high heat and mass transfer rates according to both experimental and theoretical studies in the literature. However, it is not clear which of the three regenerator geometries is the most efficient. One-dimensional models for each have been constructed. We compared and analyzed the performance and entropy generation. Based on the comparison, suggestions for optimized MR regenerator geometry design have been provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Cryogenic Engineering - Transactions of the Cryogenic Engineering Conference - CEC, Volume 59
EditorsSusan Breon, Jennifer Marquardt, Thomas Peterson, Michael DiPirro, John Pfotenhauer, Jonathan Demko, James Fesmire, Arkadiy Klebaner, Sidney Yuan, Al Zeller, Peter Kittel, Gregory Nellis, Mark Zagarola
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780735412019
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2013 Joint Cryogenic Engineering and International Cryogenic Materials Conferences, CEC/ICMC 2013 - Anchorage, United States
Duration: 2013 Jun 172013 Jun 21

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference2013 Joint Cryogenic Engineering and International Cryogenic Materials Conferences, CEC/ICMC 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Flat plate
  • Geometry
  • Magnetic refrigeration
  • Micro-channel
  • Packed sphere
  • Regenerator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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