A one-dimensional heat transfer model for parallel-plate thermoacoustic heat exchangers

Anne de Jong, Ysbrand H. Wijnant, Andries de Boer

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A one-dimensional (1D) laminar oscillating flow heat transfer model is derived and applied to parallel-plate thermoacoustic heat exchangers. The model can be used to estimate the heat transfer from the solid wall to the acoustic medium, which is required for the heat input/output of thermoacoustic systems. The model is implementable in existing (quasi-)1D thermoacoustic codes, such as DeltaEC. Examples of generated results show good agreement with literature results. The model allows for arbitrary wave phasing; however, it is shown that the wave phasing does not significantly influence the heat transfer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1149-1158
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2014


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  • IR-90559

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