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Title:Optimized Design of Refrigerant Condensers
Author(s):Kirshbaum, D.J.; Chato, J.C.
Subject(s):geometric variables
R-22 alternatives
refrigerant-side evaporation condensation studies
Abstract:A Microsoft Excel spreadsheet program developed previously at ACRC to optimize condenser size with respect to surface area has been modified. A new method of modeling pipe bends has been developed incorporating a new pressure drop correlation. Estimation of total liquid and vapor masses has been added. The results using this new, more accurate method of modeling pipe bends proved to vary almost negligibly from those obtained from the previous, simpler method, confmning the usefulness of the older version of this program with the addition of the new pressure drop correlation and the estimation of the refrigerant inventory. The optimization method is also applicable to evaporator design with appropriate modifications.
Issue Date:1996-06
Publisher:Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Series/Report:Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center TR-100
Genre:Technical Report
Sponsor:Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Project 37
Date Available in IDEALS:2009-04-22

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