Simulation de réfrigérateurs domestiques grâce à un outil numérique flexible.

Simulation of household refrigerators with a flexible numerical tool.

Numéro : pap. 2663

Auteurs : ABLANQUE N., OLIET C., RIGOLA J., et al.


This work presents a flexible numerical platform to simulate a whole household refrigeration unit taking into account both the refrigeration cycle itself and the refrigerated compartments network. The methodology implemented to achieve the transient simulation of the whole system combines a transient-state approach for the refrigerated chambers network and a steady-state approach for the refrigerant loop. The latter includes the simulation of a capillary-tube/suction-line heat exchanger (to prevent liquid refrigerant from entering into the compressor), and the simulation of a receiver (to store excess refrigerant in its liquid state). In addition, the global system resolution includes two significant features, namely, a specific numerical method to predict the system dynamics when the compressor is switched off, and a control system to regulate the compartments inner temperatures by modifying a damper position (open/closed) and/or the compressor state (on/off). In this work, the major numerical aspects of the platform are briefly described. Furthermore, an illustrative numerical simulation of a household refrigerator including most of the model features is shown in order to see the model potential.

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  • Titre original : Simulation of household refrigerators with a flexible numerical tool.
  • Identifiant de la fiche : 30013512
  • Langues : Anglais
  • Source : 2014 Purdue Conferences. 15th International Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Conference at Purdue.
  • Date d'édition : 14/07/2014


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