Dynamic modeling for vapor compression systems-Part II: Simulation tutorial Academic Article uri icon


  • This two-part article provides an introduction to dynamic modeling for vapor compression systems. Part II presents example physics-based models for each component with a discussion on common assumptions and model variations. For two-phase heat exchangers, examples for both moving boundary and finite-control volume approaches are given, along with their associated advantages and limitations. Particular modeling challenges, such as model initialization, validation, and numerical simulation, are also addressed, and sample simulation results are utilized to compare modeling paradigms and illustrate key issues. Rather than advocating the use a particular software tool, this article provides a general tutorial on constructing dynamic simulations of vapor compression systems, outlining potential challenges and possible solutions. 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Rasmussen, B. P., & Shenoy, B.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Rasmussen, Bryan P||Shenoy, Bhaskar

publication date

  • January 2012