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dc.contributor.authorKeolian, Robert M.
dc.contributor.authorSwift, Gregory W.
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-11T15:55:03Z
dc.date.available2012-07-11T15:55:03Z
dc.date.issued1995-10-10
dc.identifier5456082
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/7223
dc.descriptionPatenten_US
dc.description.abstractA thermoacoustic stack for connecting two heat exchangers in a thermoacoustic energy converter provides a convex fluid-solid interface in a plane perpendicular to an axis for acoustic oscillation of fluid between the two heat exchangers. The convex surfaces increase the ratio of the fluid volume in the effective thermoacoustic volume that is displaced from the convex surface to the fluid volume that is adjacent the surface within which viscous energy losses occur. Increasing the volume ratio results in an increase in the ratio of transferred thermal energy to viscous energy losses, with a concomitant increase in operating efficiency of the thermo acoustic converter. The convex surfaces may be easily provided by a pin array having elements arranged parallel to the direction of acoustic oscillations and with effective radial dimensions much smaller than the thicknesses of the viscous energy loss and thermoacoustic energy transfer volumes.en_US
dc.publisherThe Regents of the University of Californiaen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.subjectPatenten_US
dc.titlePin Stack Array for Thermoacoustic Energy Conversionen_US
dc.typePatenten_US
dc.subject.authorPatenten_US


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