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dc.contributor.advisorGutiérrez, Gustavo
dc.contributor.authorRiccetti, Miguel
dc.description.abstractThis work presents a detailed analysis of a magnetocaloric pump for electronic cooling applications that runs with no moving mechanical parts and that uses ferrofluid (magnetic fluid) as the working fluid. Mn0.5Zn0.5 Fe2O4 based ferrofluid was synthesized and characterized to find their magnetic and fluid properties. Numerical simulations were done in order to predict the behavior of different configurations of magnets and to find the appropiate one for the advised application. Finally, a prototype is constructed and the behavior is compared with the results of numerical simulations.
dc.description.abstractEste trabajo presenta un análisis detallado de una bomba magnetocalórica para refrigeración de equipos electrónicos, que funciona sin partes móviles y que utiliza un ferrofluido (fluido magnético) como fluido de trabajo, para refrigeración de equipos electrónicos. Ferrofluido de ferrita de Mn0.5Zn0.5 Fe2O4 es sintetizado y caracterizado con el fin de hallar sus propiedades magnéticas y termodinámicas. Simulaciones numéricas son llevadas a cabo con el fin de predecir el comportamiento de distintas configuraciones y para encontrar la mejor de ellas para los propósitos perseguidos. Finalmente, un prototipo es construido y el comportamiento del mismo es comparado con los resultados de las simulaciones numéricas.
dc.description.sponsorshipU.S. Department of Defense and the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez.en_US
dc.subject.lcshMagnetic fluids--Thermomechanical propertiesen_US
dc.titleOptimization and characterization of a magnetocaloric pump using ferrofluidsen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2009 Miguel Riccettien_US
dc.contributor.committeePerales, Oscar
dc.contributor.committeeVenkataraman, Nellore
dc.contributor.representativeJuan, Eduardo Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Mechanical Engineeringen_US

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