Numerical modeling of standing wave thermoacoustic devices–A review: Modélisation numérique des dispositifs thermoacoustiques à ondes stationnaires–Une revue

Translated title of the contribution: Numerical modeling of standing wave thermoacoustic devices–A review: Modélisation numérique des dispositifs thermoacoustiques à ondes stationnaires–Une revue

Umar Nawaz Bhatti, Salem Bashmal, Sikandar Khan*, Rached Ben-Mansour

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Global environmental concerns have brought the challenge of developing renewable energy technologies to cope up with the world energy needs. Thermoacoustic devices present themselves as a viable alternative to replace conventional refrigeration and power systems due to their minimal carbon footprint. These devices involve complex flow physics encompassing transient phenomenon and conversion of acoustic and thermal energies for their efficient performance. With the rapid advancement in computational capabilities, extensive numerical work is carried out to gain detailed understanding of the thermoacoustic devices. In this paper, a detailed review of the numerical modeling techniques that have been applied in the field of Standing Wave Thermoacoustic Devices (SWTAD) is carried out. At first, a brief review of analytical method is presented and the need for numerical modeling is highlighted. Numerical modeling techniques ranging from simplified linear to detailed Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) models are reviewed in detail. Model configurations, capabilities and tools developed and utilized so far in the research area are summarized. Challenges associated with SWTAD and applications modeled using CFD are discussed. The paper concludes with some useful recommendations regarding the numerical modeling of thermoacoustic devices.

Translated title of the contributionNumerical modeling of standing wave thermoacoustic devices–A review: Modélisation numérique des dispositifs thermoacoustiques à ondes stationnaires–Une revue
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-62
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Refrigeration
Volume146
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2023

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Keywords

  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Environmental protection
  • Numerical modeling
  • Standing wave
  • Thermoacoustic devices
  • Thermoacoustic refrigeration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering

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