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Steady-State Modeling of Absorption Heat Pumps With a Comparison to Experiments

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Author(s)

Mark O. McLinden, S. A. Klein

Abstract

A modular, steady-state model for the simulation of absorption heat pumps (AHP) is presented. The model is based on detailed mass and energy balances and heat and mass transfer relationships from components of the cycle and is applied to a prototype AHP and compared with experimental data. The qualitative behavior of the simulated COP and system temperatures, compositions, and heat flows generally agrees with experimental results. The usefulness of the model in design studies is demonstrated by a factorial analysis investigating the sensitivity of the AHP to changes in design parameters.
Citation
ASHRAE Transactions
Volume
91
Issue
No. 2

Keywords

heat pumps, experiments, steady state, absorption, simulation, refrigerants, heat transfer, temperature, mass transfer

Citation

McLinden, M. and Klein, S. (1985), Steady-State Modeling of Absorption Heat Pumps With a Comparison to Experiments, ASHRAE Transactions, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=910769 (Accessed May 20, 2024)

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Created June 1, 1985, Updated February 19, 2017