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SACS: A New Instrument for the Simulation of Air Conditioning Systems
Published May 20, 2007 by Institution of Mechanical Engineers in United Kingdom
A stationary model to simulate the performance of an air conditioning system (A/C) has been developed. A key feature is that the parameters needed by the model can be identified simply by using those provided by the components' suppliers as input data. As output, main A/C performance parameters are calculated: refrigerant power generated, mechanical power absorbed; fluid thermal properties at the inlet and outlet of the components and thermo-hygrometric property of the air at the evaporator outlet.
Some comparisons, simulations versus experiments, are presented. The average accuracy is close to 7% for almost all quantities involved (powers and thermodynamic properties of the fluid and of the air).