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Modular modeling of a refrigeration container.

Author(s) : SORENSEN K. K., SKOVRUP M. J., JESSEN L. M., et al.

Type of article: Article, IJR article


This paper presents the modeling of a refrigeration container for use as a reference for energy-optimizing controller design. The model is based on first principles in order to conserve mass and energy, but various assumptions are used to simplify the equations, resulting in a unified model for the Star Cool refrigeration unit, the container and the cargo. Comparisons between simulations using the model and measurements from a real container show an average error of less than ±1K±1K on the states important for control.

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Pages: 17-29


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  • Original title: Modular modeling of a refrigeration container.
  • Record ID : 30014602
  • Languages: English
  • Source: International Journal of Refrigeration - Revue Internationale du Froid - vol. 55
  • Publication date: 2015/07


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