Parameter estimation based model of water-to-water heat pumps for use in energy calculation ...


Presents a steady-state model for a water-to-water reciprocating vapour compression heat pump.  The model is intended for use in energy calculation and/or building simulation programs.  The model was developed from basic thermodynamic principles and heat transfer relations and includes several unspecified parameters that are estimated from catalogue data using a multi-variable optimisation procedure.  Compared to equation-fit models, by retaining the physically based representation of the heat pump, a better match to the catalogue data is obtained, and some extrapolation is feasible.

Primary Author(s): Spitler JD., Jin H

Source: ASHRAE Trans., 2002, vol.108, part 1, paper number 4493, p3-17, 9 figs, 7 tabs, refs

             BSRIA Abstract Doc 000103903 Abs 20022351

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