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Numerical study of the Joule-Thomson cooler


Wang, X and Chua, HT and Teo, HY, Numerical study of the Joule-Thomson cooler, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 49, (3-4) pp. 582-593. ISSN 0017-9310 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2005.08.024


The Hampson-type miniature Joule–Thomson (J–T) cryocooler is widely used in electronic cooling. We develop the geometry model of the Hampson-type cryocooler to better understand the double helical tube-and-fin heat exchanger. The steady-state governing equations of the cryogen, helical tube and fins, and shield are solved numerically and yield good agreements with experiment data. The conventional way of simulating a Hampson-type J–T cryocooler, which is accompanied by a host of empirical correction factors, especially vis-ŕ-vis the heat exchanger geometry could now be superseded. The effort and time spent in designing a Hampson-type J–T crycooler could be greatly reduced.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Other Engineering
Research Field:Engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Author:Wang, X (Associate Professor Xiaolin Wang)
ID Code:81223
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:12
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2012-11-27
Last Modified:2012-11-27

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