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A Numerical And Experimental Investigation Of The Dynamic Behavior Of A Heat Pump

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM010671

Volume

30

Pages

12

Published

2001

Size

1,023 kb

Author(s)

B. Pavkovic, I. Vilicic

Abstract

A numerical and experimental investigation of the dynamic behavior of a heat pump B. Pavkovic, I. Vilicic Faculty of Engineering University ofRijeka, Croatia Abstract A dynamic numerical model of a compression vapor cycle heat pump is presented. The model is based on mass and energy balances, thermodynamic and thermal properties of the working fluid and constructive characteristics of heat pump components. The model enables the prediction of temporal and spatial distribution of refrigerant temperatures, pressures and mass flows, as well as water temperatures for variable boundary conditions that occur during the heat pump operation. Experimentation has been performed on a laboratory test rig. Refrigerant pressures and temperatures, compressor electric power consumption, as well as water temperatures and mass flows were measured. The measurement of dynamic operating conditions was successfully performed using the data acquisition system controlled by personal computer. The u

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