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Introduction to thermoacoustic stirling engines: first steps in foundations and praxis

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  • Aranceta, Javier.
  • Vinolas, Jordi.
  • Gros, Jaime.
  • Iniesta Barberá, Carmen.
  • Olazagoitia, José Luis.
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    • Editorial: Aranzadi
    • ISBN: 978-84-1345-263-0
    • Páginas: 150
    • Plaza de edición: Navarra , España
    • Encuadernación: Rústica
    • Idiomas: Inglés
    • Fecha de la edición: 2021
    • Edición: 1ª ed.

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    The energy transition implemented at a global level implies restrictions and regulations that greatly affect the transport sector. The International Energy Agency estimates that 23% of greenhouse gas emissions come from this sector. The vehicles used today, whether combustion or hybrid, are machines that have great inherent inefficiencies during their operation. It is estimated that in vehicles with internal combustion engines, approximately 20% of the chemical energy stored in the fuel tank is converted into useful work that is invested in the operation of the vehicle itself. The remaining energy is lost in several of their systems by mechanical dissipation and most of it, a third, by heat dissipation through the exhaust system. In an attempt to recover "wasted" thermal energy, different technologies have been developed in the field of "Waste Heat Recovery" and "Energy harvesting", which try to make it useful to increase the overall efficiency of a vehicle.

    Against this background, the book focuses on the theoretical and experimental study of Stirling Thermoacoustic Stirling-Like Cycle Engine (TA-SLiCE). It begins with a comprehensive study of the state of the art on TA-SLiCE, classifying each of the technologies presented in the literature according to the electrical power provided.

    One of the main goals of this book is the praxis from the first steps, so the reader is guided in the design and manufacture of a compact Stirling thermoacoustic energy recovery engine, operating in laboratory conditions. In addition, the device itself is an academic tool for knowledge transfer.
    The second main objective of this publication is the application of a methodology for energy analysis and optimization of thermo-acoustic devices, which does not exist so far in the specialized literature. This new perspective, which avoids complicated mathematical treatments, facilitates access to this fascinating technology for all audiences.

    The presented methodology is based on the distribution of the active and reactive acoustic power flow according to the passive acoustic circuit. In addition, this approach allows optimizing the TA-SLiCE by comparing different acoustic circuits. This method is evaluated at a theoretical level with the models and simulations developed and later validated with its evaluation at an experimental level, carrying out tests in the manufactured TA-SLiCE demonstrator, for each of the case studies described.


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    Índice

    COVER

    START

    THE NEBRIJA-SANTANDER CHAIR OF ENERGY RECOVERY IN SURFACE TRANSPORT

    PREFACE

    LIST OF SYMBOLS - ENGLISH

    LIST OF SYMBOLS - GREEK

    ABBREVIATIONS

    CHAPTER 1 A VISION OF STIRLING THERMOACOUSTIC ENGINES

    1.1. Technological precedents in travelling wave thermoacoustics

    1.2. Viable application frameworks

    1.2.1. Low range: Electric power output of less than 25W

    1.2.2. Medium range: Electric power output between 26W and 100W

    1.2.3. High range: Electric power output between 101W and 1000W

    1.2.4. Extra-high range: Electric power rate beyond 1 kW

    CHAPTER 2 SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL THERMOACOUSTIC ACTIVITY

    2.1. Academics and projects

    2.2. Marketing efforts

    2.3. Study of feasible application environments

    2.3.1. Overview of thermoacoustics for the recovery of waste heat in vehicle exhaust systems

    2.4. Outline

    CHAPTER 3 PILLS FOR BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF POWER THERMOACOUSTICS

    3.1. Relevant concepts for the general low-amplitude thermoacoustic phenomenon

    3.2. The linear approximation of thermoacoustics

    3.3. Thermoacoustic version of the governing equations

    3.4. Approach to a lumped elements model

    3.5. Theoretical basis of the reactive acoustic power flow method

    CHAPTER 4 MODELLING WITH THE REACTIVE ACOUSTIC POWER

    4.1. Conceptual design strategy

    4.2. Development of computer models

    4.3. Application of the reactive acoustic power flow method

    CHAPTER 5 MECHANICAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A LABORATORY TA-SLICE

    5.1. Core branch assembly (CB)

    5.2. Feedback branch assembly (Fb)

    5.3. Power extraction branch assembly (PEB)

    CHAPTER 6 THERMOACOUSTIC STIRLING ENGINES: HANDS ON

    6.1. How to start

    6.2. First Week of Introduction to Research

    6.3. Evaluation of the academic experience and conclusions

    ANNEXES

    Annexe A: DeltaEC code for the second design variation model (TA-SLiCE with the “Fbc” feedback branch)

    Annexe B: Drawings of the laboratory TA-SLiCE

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