Construction and performance measurement of a portable thermoacoustic refrigerator demonstration apparatus
Berhow, Todd J.
Hofler, Thomas J.
Atchley, Anthony A.
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This thesis documents the construction and performance measurement of a portable thermoacoustic refrigerator demonstration apparatus. The objective of the portable refrigerator is to graphically display, as a demonstration during lectures, a substantial thermoacoustic cooling power. Within minutes of start up, the apparatus develops frost on a small metal portion of the device. The refrigerator is small and compact and fits into a portable carrying case along with all ancillary equipment. The construction of the device had been started in a previous thesis project. This thesis describes the remaining construction steps required to complete the refrigerator and the subsequent performance evaluation of the unit in laboratory test trials
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