Study and development of an air conditioning system operating on a magnetic heat pump cycle (design and testing of flow directors).
- Wang, Pao-Lien
- Sep 1, 1992.
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- This report describes the fabrication, design of flow director, fluid flow direction analysis and testing of flow director of a magnetic heat pump. The objectives of the project are: (1) to fabricate a demonstration magnetic heat pump prototype with flow directors installed; and (2) analysis and testing of flow director and to make sure working fluid loops flow through correct directions with minor mixing. The prototype was fabricated and tested at the Development Testing Laboratory of Kennedy Space Center. The magnetic heat pump uses rear earth metal plates rotate in and out of a magnetic field in a clear plastic housing with water flowing through the rotor plates to provide temperature lift. Obtaining the proper water flow direction has been a problem. Flow directors were installed as flow barriers between separating point of two parallel loops. Function of flow directors were proven to be excellent both analytically and experimentally.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19930010218.
Accession ID: 93N19407.
Univ. of Central Florida, NASA(ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program; p 483-500.
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