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Sage: Object-Oriented Software for Cryocooler Design

  • David Gedeon


Recent advances in object-oriented software design have made possible new software tools for cryocooler modeling and optimization. In this object-oriented approach the elemental components of cryocoolers — such as heat exchangers, pistons and the like — exist as localized self-contained entities which know how to represent themselves for input and output and set themselves up for solution and optimization. The software user connects together these components, in a click-and-drag graphical interface, as required to assemble a complete cryocooler model. Many design modifications — such as changing heat exchanger types, adding parasitic losses, modeling sub-systems — are merely a matter of connecting into the model a new software object, from a toolbox of such objects. The complete model, thus assembled, may then be solved or optimized as required.


Model Component Display Window Nonlinear Solver Boundary Connector Connector Object 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Gedeon
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  1. 1.Gedeon AssociatesAthensUSA

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