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Modular simulation and thermodynamic analysis of absorption heat pumps

Sana El May
Ismail Boukholda
Ahmed Bellagi
Journal / Anthology

Engineering with Computers
Year: 2010
Volume: 26
Issue: 2
Page range: 185-192

A modular simulation program of absorption heat pumps, refrigerators and air conditioners is developed under Mathematica . The modular approach is an easier way to simulate various complex configurations. A comparative study between the simulator’s results—temperatures, pressures, refrigerant concentrations, heat duties, flow rates, overall heat transfer parameters and coefficient of performance (COP)—and experimental measurements shows a favorable agreement. The usefulness of the present program in performance analysis of thermodynamic cycles is thus established.