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A review of elastocaloric cooling: Materials, cycles and, system integrations

TitleA review of elastocaloric cooling: Materials, cycles and, system integrations
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsQian, SX, Geng, YL, Wang, Y, Ling, JZ, Hwang, YH, Radermacher, R, Takeuchi, I, Cui, J
JournalInternational Journal of Refrigeration-Revue Internationale Du Froid
Date Published04
Type of ArticleReview
ISBN Number0140-7007
Accession NumberWOS:000377833600002
Keywordsadsorption chiller, Engineering, entropy change, hysteresis, martensite, martensitic, martensitic-transformation, Nitinol, Not-in-kind cooling, pseudoelasticity, refrigeration, Shape memory alloys, shape-memory alloys, strain, Thermodynamics, Thermoelastic, transformation, Vapor compression

from the elastocaloric heat engines is provided as the basis for the design of cooling system configuration. Commercially available drivers enabling proper compression and tension are also presented. A few performance assessment indices are proposed and discussed as guidelines for design and evaluation of future elastocaloric cooling system. A brief summary of the up-to-date elastocaloric cooling prototypes is presented as well. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd and IIR. All rights reserved.

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