Vapor Compression Cycles: Control-Oriented Modeling and Validation Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper presents experimental validation of a dynamic vapor compression cycle (VCC) system model specifically suited for multivariable control design. A moving-boundary lumped parameter modeling approach captures the essential two-phase fluid dynamics while remaining sufficiently tractable to be a useful tool for designing low-order controllers. This research makes two key contributions to the control-oriented dynamic modeling of these systems. First, the moving-boundary approach is used to develop models of evaporators and condensers with receivers, models previously unavailable in the literature. Second, semi-empirical correlations are incorporated for predicting key model parameters. The resulting models are compared to experimental data for validation purposes. Copyright © 2005 by ASME.

author list (cited authors)

  • Eldredge, B. D., Rasmussen, B. P., & Alleyne, A. G.

citation count

  • 3

publication date

  • January 2005