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Title:A Facility for Transient Testing of Mobile Air Conditioning Systems
Author(s):Rubio-Quero, J.E.
Contributor(s):Dunn, W.E.; Miller, N.R.
Subject(s):mobile air conditioning systems
Abstract:A majority of the design and component selection processes for mobile air conditioning systems are based on results obtained from steady-state analyses. Although valuable, these steady-state tests do not accurately simulate the operation of mobile air conditioners. To allow transient testing of mobile air conditioning systems for use in model development and component selection, a heavily instrumented test facility was built. The test facility can accept any prototype or production mobile air conditioning systems. The curre.n t setup contains up-to-date components from a Ford 1994 Crown Victoria R-134a air conditioning. system. The design and construction of the Crown Victoria test sections, as well as several improvements made to the test facility, are discussed in detail. The test facility can achieve condenser and evaporator air-side versus refrigerant-side energy balances within 5% - quite good considering the large range of operating conditions tested. Also included in this report is a collection of preliminary transient results. These results display the versatility of the test stand and the ability to collect quality transient data. Future reports from this project will contain additional transient results and analyses.
Issue Date:1995-07
Publisher:Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Series/Report:Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center TR-80
Genre:Technical Report
Sponsor:Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center Project 51
Date Available in IDEALS:2009-04-17
Identifier in Online Catalog:3929977

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