Accession Number : ADA575529


Title :   Inertance Tube Modeling and the Effects of Temperature


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM


Personal Author(s) : Dodson, C ; Razani, A ; Roberts, T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a575529.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : Pulse tube refrigerators (PTRs) have made dramatic improvements in reliability efficiency and usage. Inertance tube PTRs have been one of the keys to these improvements. The inertance tube is the component in the PTR that most easily affects the control of the PTR fluid dynamics. In one application in multistage cryocoolers, the performance of inertance tubes at the cryogenic temperatures is of interest. One purpose of this paper is to understand how temperature and the size of the reservoir influence the phase shift between mass flow rate and pressure at the inlet of the inertance tube. Various models including a two dimensional Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) will be compared to understand how these models can predict the phase shift and the acoustic power.


Descriptors :   *CRYOCOOLERS , COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS


Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics
      Thermodynamics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE