Thermodynamical Aspects of Pulse Tubes

  • A. T. A. M. de Waele
  • P. P. Steijaert
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 43)


In this paper we treat the fundamental aspects of the single-orifice pulse tube. This is also the basis for the operation of pulse tubes with more valves and/or inlets. We discuss the dynamic behaviour of the temperature profiles in the regenerator and in the gas in the tube near the hot and cold ends. Furthermore the operation of single-orifice pulse tubes is decribed in general thermodynamical terms.


Heat Exchanger Cooling Power Pulse Tube Volumetric Heat Capacity Entropy Production Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. T. A. M. de Waele
    • 1
  • P. P. Steijaert
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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