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Development of a New Model of Single-Speed Air Conditioners at Part-Load Conditions for Hourly Simulations

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Thierry Alex Mara, Eric Fock, François Garde, Frank Lucas

University of Reunion Island, Faculté des Sciences et Technologies, Laboratoire de Génie Industriel, BP 7151, 15 Avenue René Cassin, 97 715 Saint-Denis, France

J. Sol. Energy Eng 127(2), 294-301 (Apr 25, 2005) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1862267 History: Received October 06, 2003; Revised November 08, 2004; Online April 25, 2005
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Idealized behavior of an AC in constant indoor fan mode during the on–off cycle period. When the unit is on, it cools and dehumidifies the indoor air. When it is off, the evaporative cooling takes place.
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Experimental test cell instrumented to study the system/envelope coupling
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Measured and predicted sensible capacity and electrical consumption
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Evolution of the measured and predicted indoor air ambience on the fourth day
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Daily predicted sensible coil load and electrical consumption for the low and high thermal mass building
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Nonlinear influence of the evaporation capacity on the hourly electrical consumption of the compressor

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