A Heat pump is a system that follows the vapor compression cycle in which a vapor is compressed, then condensed to a liquid, following which the pressure is dropped so that fluid can evaporate at a low pressure. The system is considered to be a continuous system as there is a refrigerant whose state changes continuously throughout the system. This thesis work presents the application of the Simulation program SIMAN in a continuous modeling environment. The Refrigeration cycle was chosen as the Heat Pump as there is a continuous flow of the refrigerant through the system and hence was an excellent system for a continuous simulation problem. The Variables in the Heat Pump model were written as State variables in Fortran and was linked with SIMAN and the whole process was then controlled by the SIMAN processor.
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Heat pumps--Thermodynamics--Computer simulation; Compressors--Thermodynamics--Computer simulation; Condensers (Vapors and gases)--Thermodynamics--Simulation methods
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Sundarraj, Venkatesh, "Simulation of a heat pump model using SIMAN" (1993). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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