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dc.contributor.authorLangdon-Arms, Sen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorGschwendtner, Men_NZ
dc.contributor.authorNeumaier, Men_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-31T21:48:19Z
dc.date.available2018-01-31T21:48:19Z
dc.date.copyright2017-12-01en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationEnergy Procedia, 142 (2017), 570–575
dc.identifier.issn1876-6102en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/11146
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this research project is to develop a solar-powered refrigerator in the lower capacity range of up to 5 kW of cooling power. With the use of liquid pistons and one of the most efficient thermodynamic cycles known, the Stirling cycle, this product has the potential to outperform rival solar cooling technologies while providing inexpensive, reliable, quiet, environmentally-friendly, and efficient solar cooling for residential use, due to its straightforward manufacturing, simple design and inert working gas. Presented in this paper are the newest results of the theoretical and experimental investigation into deducing the key design parameters and system configuration of the so called Liquid Piston Stirling Cooler (LPSC), which will lead to optimal performance. Computer models of the complex unconstrained system have been constructed and validated using the modelling software Sage and shown to replicate system behaviour with reasonable accuracy in experiments. The models have been used to predict system improvements and identify limitations imposed by the use of liquid pistons. The results to date provide a unique insight into a relatively little studied area in Stirling research.
dc.publisherElsevieren_NZ
dc.relation.urihttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S187661021735823X
dc.rights© 2017 The Author(s). Under a Creative Commons license.
dc.subjectStirling Cycle; Refrigeration; Liquid Pistons; Renewable Energy; Solar Heating; Cooling; Free-Pistons; Sage
dc.titleDevelopment of a solar-powered liquid piston Stirling refrigeratoren_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.egypro.2017.12.095
pubs.elements-id319124
aut.relation.journalEnergy Procediaen_NZ


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