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Title: Axial flow heat exchanger devices and methods for heat transfer using axial flow devices

Abstract

Systems and methods described herein are directed to rotary heat exchangers configured to transfer heat to a heat transfer medium flowing in substantially axial direction within the heat exchangers. Exemplary heat exchangers include a heat conducting structure which is configured to be in thermal contact with a thermal load or a thermal sink, and a heat transfer structure rotatably coupled to the heat conducting structure to form a gap region between the heat conducting structure and the heat transfer structure, the heat transfer structure being configured to rotate during operation of the device and flow a heat transfer medium in a substantially axial direction through the heat transfer structure. In example devices heat may be transferred across the gap region from a heated axial flow of the heat transfer medium to a cool stationary heat conducting structure, or from a heated stationary conducting structure to a cool axial flow of the heat transfer medium.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1494573
Patent Number(s):
10,132,574
Application Number:
14/989,603
Assignee:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, NM) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Jan 06
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Koplow, Jeffrey P. Axial flow heat exchanger devices and methods for heat transfer using axial flow devices. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Koplow, Jeffrey P. Axial flow heat exchanger devices and methods for heat transfer using axial flow devices. United States.
Koplow, Jeffrey P. Tue . "Axial flow heat exchanger devices and methods for heat transfer using axial flow devices". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1494573.
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title = {Axial flow heat exchanger devices and methods for heat transfer using axial flow devices},
author = {Koplow, Jeffrey P.},
abstractNote = {Systems and methods described herein are directed to rotary heat exchangers configured to transfer heat to a heat transfer medium flowing in substantially axial direction within the heat exchangers. Exemplary heat exchangers include a heat conducting structure which is configured to be in thermal contact with a thermal load or a thermal sink, and a heat transfer structure rotatably coupled to the heat conducting structure to form a gap region between the heat conducting structure and the heat transfer structure, the heat transfer structure being configured to rotate during operation of the device and flow a heat transfer medium in a substantially axial direction through the heat transfer structure. In example devices heat may be transferred across the gap region from a heated axial flow of the heat transfer medium to a cool stationary heat conducting structure, or from a heated stationary conducting structure to a cool axial flow of the heat transfer medium.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {11}
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