A dynamic model of a heat exchanger containing a phase-changing refrigerant is presented. Due to fundamental characteristics of phase-changing fluids, the model is computationally inefficient. Remedies to this inefficiency, such as hastened computation of fluid properties, realistic heat transfer coefficient blending, and active control of oscillations in the thermodynamic state of the system are presented. These remedies are shown to minimally impact the output of the model while allowing it to execute much more quickly than real-time.
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Fast, High-Fidelity Simulation of Dynamic Thermo-Fluid States in Refrigeration Systems
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Wait, KW, Kempiak, M, & Abbasi, B. "Fast, High-Fidelity Simulation of Dynamic Thermo-Fluid States in Refrigeration Systems." Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. Volume 2: Control, Monitoring, and Energy Harvesting of Vibratory Systems; Cooperative and Networked Control; Delay Systems; Dynamical Modeling and Diagnostics in Biomedical Systems; Estimation and Id of Energy Systems; Fault Detection; Flow and Thermal Systems; Haptics and Hand Motion; Human Assistive Systems and Wearable Robots; Instrumentation and Characterization in Bio-Systems; Intelligent Transportation Systems; Linear Systems and Robust Control; Marine Vehicles; Nonholonomic Systems. Palo Alto, California, USA. October 21–23, 2013. V002T25A001. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/DSCC2013-3718
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