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A dynamic model for vertical multideck refrigerated display cabinets.

Author(s) : XIANG W., TASSOU S. A.


The energy consumed by refrigeration systems in a modern-day supermarket makes up a large proportion of the total energy bill. Better design of refrigerated display cabinets will reduce this energy. Display cabinets modelling based on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) has been used by both researchers and manufacturers, but restricted to steady-state conditions. Optimization of the cabinet at steady-state frost-free conditions will not necessarily lead to optimum performance over the whole operating cycle. The paper reports on the development and the results obtained from a time-dependent CFD model of a vertical display cabinet.

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  • Original title: A dynamic model for vertical multideck refrigerated display cabinets.
  • Record ID : 2001-0807
  • Languages: English
  • Source: Advances in the Refrigeration Systems, Food Technologies and Cold Chain
  • Publication date: 2000
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