Numerical simulation for hydrogen magnetic refrigeration

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

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We have built active magnetic regenerator (AMR) test apparatuses operated with a gas displacer to transfer the heat from magnetic material unit (AMR bed). Because finding an optimum parameter by experiment is not easy, numerical simulation is necessary to confirm the experimental conditions. As the first step of the project, we developed a 1-dimensional porous media model for hydrogen magnetic refrigerator with a Brayton-like operation cycle. This model has been calculated separately for heat exchange fluid and magnetic material. The results using two different magnetic materials have been compared. We confirmed that the simulation results agreed with experimental data of the internal gas displacer system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Cryogenic Engineering - Transactions of the Cryogenic Engineering Conference-CEC
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug 8
Event2011 Joint Cryogenic Engineering and International Cryogenic Materials Conferences - Spokane, WA, United States
Duration: 2011 Jun 132011 Jun 17

Publication series

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


Other2011 Joint Cryogenic Engineering and International Cryogenic Materials Conferences
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySpokane, WA


  • AMR
  • Magnetic refrigeration
  • Modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Plant Science
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation


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