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EVSIM: An Evaporator Simulation Model Accounting for Refrigerant and One Dimensional Air Distribution (NISTIR 89-4133)

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Author(s)

Piotr A. Domanski

Abstract

The report describes a computer model, EVSIM, of a refrigerant-to-air heat exchanger of the type used in residential air conditioning as an evaporator. The model provides performance predictions of a one-slab or two-slab evaporator for a given refrigerant enthalpy at the coil inlet, saturation temperature and superheat at the coil outlet, and at imposed one dimensional air mass flow distribution over the coil face. The model accounts for air distribution and for complex refrigerant circuitry designs by simulating refrigerant distribution. Performance of the coil is calculated employing a tube-by-tube scheme. The report includes a User's Guide and a listing written in FORTRAN 77.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 89-4133
Report Number
89-4133

Keywords

computerized simulation, air conditioning equipment, evaporators, air conditioners, heat exchanges, refrigerants, air circulation, thermodynamics, models, computer programs

Citation

Domanski, P. (1989), EVSIM: An Evaporator Simulation Model Accounting for Refrigerant and One Dimensional Air Distribution (NISTIR 89-4133), NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.89-4133 (Accessed June 21, 2024)

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Created August 1, 1989, Updated November 10, 2018