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Numerical Design and Optimization of Refrigeration Cycles for Automotive Air Conditioning
Published September 21, 1992 by Verlag Des Verein Deutscher Ingenieure GmbH in Germany
The authors describe a simulation program to calculate the steady state operation of an automotive air conditioning system. The thermodynamic modeling takes into account the special conditions involved with an automotive environment, especially the influence of the oil supply on the heat exchanger capacity, which is critical in systems without oil separators.
The simulation model allows rapid, cost effective layout and performance predictions for air conditioning systems in the early phases of vehicle design, and allows basic research on a variety of alternative system concepts.