Comprehensive Consideration on AMR Configuration for Magnetocaloric Heat Pump
This paper discusses the system performance of a magnetic heat pump with an active magnetic regenerator. The heat-transfer coefficient and pressure drop in the AMR are performed analytically. Measurements on the experimental magnetic heat pump test device are performed using distilled water as the working fluid. The coupling of a one-dimensional thermal model is presented. The thermal model takes into consideration the magneto-caloric effect as a source term and the energy conservation between a solid and a fluid. At cyclic steady states, the temperatures of the fluid on both sides of the regenerator are calculated numerically and compared with the measurement results. A reasonable agreement between simulations and experiments confirms the validity of the proposed model.