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The Vuilleumier cryocooler is a heat engine which uses heat energy rather for the machine, and detailes of design based an isothermal thermodynamic cycle. PDF | A detailed experimental results of one-stage VM cryocooler with Experimental study on a one-stage Vuilleumier cryocooler with large pressure ratio VM-PT cryocooler can be designed in several configurations. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Study of a Vuilleumier cycle cryogenic This effort led to the selection of an optimum refrigerator design for the LSIR the feasibility of using a Vuilleumier cryocooler to cool a flight-type detector [35].

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A schematic diagram of a JT liquefier, is given in Fig. These are conflicting requirements. Heat exchangers are important components of all cryocoolers. This is a clear disadvantage of this type of cooler. The cold head contains a compression and expansion space, a regenerator, and a displacer.

Typically its motion is 90 degrees out of phase with the piston. The cycle starts with the low-pressure lp valve closed, the high-pressure hp valve open, and the displacer all the way to the right so in the cold region. February 17, Released: Already have an account? February 25, received: Information related to the author.

From left to right it consists of a piston, a compression space, and heat exchanger all at ambient temperature T aa regenerator, and a heat exchanger, expansion space, and vuilleumied piston all at the low temperature T L.

The pulse tube refrigerator is treated in a separate article. Gifford-McMahon GM coolers [4] have found widespread application in many low-temperature systems e. From left to right it consists of: An important component of refrigerators, operating with oscillatory flows, is the regenerator.


Basically cheap compressors of domestic refrigerators can be used, but one must prevent overheating of the compressor as it is not designed for helium. It leaves the heat exchanger at room temperature point a.

The pistons can be suspended by so-called flexure bearings. The cooling cycle is split in 4 steps as depicted in Fig. Usually the regenerator and the displacer are combined in one body. In the pV diagram Fig. The pressure variations in the cold head are obtained by connecting it periodically to the high- and low-pressure sides of a compressor by a rotating valve. The thermodynamic and hydrodynamic properties of regenerators are very complicated, so one usually makes simplifying models.

This leads to losses. The Vuilleumier cryocooler is a heat engine which uses heat energy rather than mechanical energy to cyclically pressurize the working gas.

The analytical model can be used to clarity the working gas behavior in the system and determine the performance characteristics of the machine by calculating all losses to be mutually decoupled.

In practice the cycle is not divided in discrete steps as described above. Usually helium is the working fluid. A more detailed description of Joule-Thomson coolers and Joule-Thomson refrigerators can be found in [5]. The volume V is the volume between the two pistons. The cooler operates at a frequency near the resonance frequency of the mass-spring system of the cold finger. Previous article Next article. The heat contact with the gas must be good and the flow resistance of the matrix must be low.

Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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After compression the gas temperature is ambient temperature K and the pressure is bar point b. A regenerator consists of a matrix of a solid porous material, such as granular particles or metal sieves, through which gas flows back and forth.


Basically it is a very simple type of cooler which is widely applied as cryocooler or as the final stage of liquefactors. In its most extreme form an ideal regenerator has the following properties:. Its position is synchronized with the motion of the displacer. The regenerator in the cold finger is suspended by a spring. As typical performance values from the calculation, the machine has a cooling capacity of 2.

A review is given by Radebaugh. When used as a cryocooler it is preferable to use gas mixtures instead of pure nitrogen. No work is required to move the displacer since, ideally there is no pressure drop over it.

Small Vuilleumier Cryocooler : Cryocooler Performance Analysis Based on Simple Model

Transactions of the Society of Mechanical Engineers. Usually there are two pistons moving in opposite directions driven by AC magnetic fields as in loudspeakers. Retrieved from ” https: The liquid fraction is x. It is not so practical to have a cold piston, as described above, so, in many cases, a displacer is used instead of the cold piston.

They provide stiffness in the radial direction and flexibility in the axial direction. This paper describes the specifications required for the machine, and detailes of design based an isothermal thermodynamic cycle. Left and right the thermal contact with the surroundings at the temperatures T a and T L is supposed to be perfect so that the compression and expansion are isothermal. Journal home Journal issue About the journal.