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Experimental and numerical comparison of multi-layered La(Fe,Si,Mn)(13)H-y active magnetic regenerators

TitleExperimental and numerical comparison of multi-layered La(Fe,Si,Mn)(13)H-y active magnetic regenerators
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsNavickaite, K, Bez, HN, Lei, T, Barcza, A, Vieyra, H, Bahl, CRH, Engelbrecht, K
JournalInternational Journal of Refrigeration-Revue Internationale Du Froid
Date Published02
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0140-7007
Accession NumberWOS:000424803400030
Keywordsalloys, Engineering, First order materials, la(fe, Magnetic cooling, Magnetocaloric effect, Modelling, performance evaluation, refrigeration, Regeneration, room-temperature, single, Thermodynamics

We present an experimental and numerical comparison of epoxy bonded multi-layered La(Fe,Si,Mn)(13)Hy active magnetic regenerators. First, no-load tests were performed on four regenerators with two layers of material and varying amounts of epoxy (from 1 wt% to 4 wt%) in order to find the amount of epoxy necessary to maintain the mechanical integrity of the regenerators. As the second part of the study, experimental results of two regenerators with five and nine layers are compared to predictions from the one-dimensional numerical model. A maximum temperature span, Delta T-span, over 20 K was measured and it is effectively equal for both regenerators. The numerical modelling was generally in good agreement with experimental results. (c) 2017 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license.

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Short TitleInt. J. Refrig.-Rev. Int. Froid