EVAP-COND is a software package that contains NIST's simulation models for a finned-tube evaporator and condenser. The "tube-by-tube" modeling scheme allows for specifying complex refrigerant circuits, modeling refrigerant distribution between these circuits, and accounting for non-uniform air distribution. Simulation results include local parameters for each tube such as inlet and outlet quality, temperature, enthalpy, entropy, pressure drop, mass flow rate for refrigerant and inlet and outlet temperature for air. Version 4.0 includes the option for optimization of refrigerant circuitry based on computational intelligence methods.
EVAP-COND's help menu provides information about the program's capabilities and how to use it. The instructions include preparation of input data, execution of the program, and examination of simulation results. The format of input data files is fully compatible with Versions 2.3 and 3.0. The graphical user interface contains several convenience features, including the ability to modify the existing refrigerant circuitry.
This software was developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is not subject to copyright protection, and is in the public domain. It can be used freely provided that any derivative works bear some notice that they are derived from it. NIST used its best efforts to provide a high quality simulation tool and to select modeling methods and correlations based on sound scientific judgment. However, NIST assumes neither responsibility nor liability for any damage arising out of or relating to the use of EVAP-COND. The software is provided "AS IS"; NIST makes NO GUARANTIES and NO WARRANTIES OF ANY TYPE, expressed or implied, including NO WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.