Browse Technical Reports - Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center by Subject "component design tradeoffs"

  • Malik, T.; Bullard, C.W. (Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004-06)
    HEVs idle their engine during the stops to meet the cooling and heating needs. But, idling decreases fuel economy and increases engine wear and emissions. The report explores alternative strategies for air conditioning ...

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  • Jain, S.; Bullard, C.W. (Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004-05)
    Air conditioning and refrigeration systems are designed to meet the load at some particular design conditions. At off-design conditions, the compressor is either cycled or a variable speed drive enables the compressor ...

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  • Jain, S.; Bullard, C.W. (Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004-09)
    Hydrocarbon refrigerants (HC's) are one alternative to hydrofluorocarbons (HFC’s) since they have zero ozone depletion potential and negligible global warming potential. However, due to their flammable nature, the amount ...

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  • Malik, T.; Bullard, C.W. (Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2005-03)
    The project compares the non-metallic/polymer heat exchangers to the current technology in metallic heat exchangers. A review of state of the art of polymer heat exchangers is presented and technological problems ...

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