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.

name of conference

  • Dynamic Systems and Control, Parts A and B

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division 2005, Pts A and B

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Eldredge, Brian D||Rasmussen, Bryan P||Alleyne, Andrew G

publication date

  • January 2005