An in-depth survey of regenerative heat exchangers, this book chronicles the development and recent commercialization of regenerative devices for cryogenic applications. Chapters cover historical background, concepts, practical applications, design data, and numerical solutions, providing the latest information for engineers to develop advanced cryogenic machines. The discussions include insights into the operation of a regenerator; descriptions of the cyclic and fluid temperature distributions in a regenerator; data for various matrix geometries and materials, including coarse and fine bronze, stainless steel-woven wire mesh screens, and lead spheres; and unique operating features of cryocoolers that produce deviations from ideal regenerator theory.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 368 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 199
`An indispensable book for engineers concerned with the analysis or design of such systems. Graduate students; professionals.'
Choice, February 1998