Jul 21 – 25, 2019
Connecticut Convention Center, Level 6
US/Eastern timezone

C2Or2A-04: Influence of periodic motions on the performance of Stirling pulse tube cryocooler

Jul 23, 2019, 4:15 PM
Level 6, Room 26-27

Level 6, Room 26-27


Tao Fang (Georgia Institute of Technology)


Cryocoolers can experience near-periodic heaving or side-to-side motion and acceleration in some applications, in particular on moving platforms. In this work, the effect of heaving and side-to-side movement on a Stirling pulse tube cryocooler was experimentally studied. Periodic heaving and swaying motions having various amplitudes and frequencies were imposed on a Stirling pulse tube cryocooler, using a motion platform. The effects of the motions on the cooling performance of the Stirling pulse tube cryocooler were measured and analyzed. Reduction of cooling power were observed as a result of large acceleration and low frequency periodic motion. The results also indicated that the cryocooler is more sensitive to swaying motions than heaving motions.

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Tao Fang (Georgia Institute of Technology)


Dr Mostafa Ghiaasiaan (Georgia Institute of Technology)

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