Design and performance evaluation of refrigeration systems using thermodynamic models.

(1997) Design and performance evaluation of refrigeration systems using thermodynamic models. Masters thesis, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.


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Finite time thermodynamic models which simulate the working of actual vapor compression refrigeration systems are developed. The characteristic performance curves of the refrigeration systems that include simple vapor compression system, mechanical subcooling and two-stage systems are presented in terms of the coefficient of performance (COP) and cooling capacity of the system (Qevap). Using the data obtained from the thermodynamic models, performance curves of the systems are obtained. The resulting relationship between the COP and Qevap is explained in light of various irreversible loses of the system. These losses are due to finite rate of heat transfer in the heat exchangers and the non-isentropic compression and expansion in the compressor(s) and expansion value(s) of the systems respectively. The thermodynamic models are also used for predicting an optimum distribution of the total heat exchanger area between the individual heat exchangers of the systems. The results obtained from the thermodynamic midels are also compard with an actual performance of a simple vapor-compression system. It is found that the performance characteristics predicted by the thermodynamic model is very close (within ± 2%) than that shown by actual experimental results.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Mechanical
Department: College of Engineering and Physics > Mechanical Engineering
Committee Advisor: Zubair, Syed M.
Committee Members: Sahin, Ali and Mokheimer, Esmail M. A. and Yaqub, M
Depositing User: Mr. Admin Admin
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2008 13:56
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2019 13:57