Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/56774
Type: Conference paper
Title: Waste-heat-driven thermoacoustic engine and refrigerator
Author: Gardner, D.
Howard, C.
Citation: Proceedings of Acoustics 2009, 2009;. pp.1-4
Publisher: AAS
Publisher Place: CD
Issue Date: 2009
ISBN: 9780975785577
Conference Name: Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society (2009 : Adelaide, South Australia)
Statement of
Responsibility: 
David L. Gardner and Carl Q. Howard
Abstract: Thermoacoustic engines are a suitable technology for capturing waste heat to perform useful work. These engines utilise a temperature gradient to encourage high amplitude acoustic waves in a resonant chamber. A standing-wave thermoacoustic prime mover and refrigerator combination has been designed and built. The waste heat source is the exhaust gas stream from a common internal combustion engine. The device was designed such that the prime mover harvests approximately 8% of the available waste heat at cruise, and the refrigerator heat load approximates that of two people. The prime mover and refrigerator combination has no moving parts, and uses helium as a working gas.
RMID: 0020094888
Description (link): http://www.mecheng.adelaide.edu.au/avc/publications/abstract.php?abstract=493
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