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LINARES, J.I.  and  MORATILLA, B.Y.. Experimental Validation of a Heat Pumps Simulation Tool. Inf. tecnol. [online]. 2005, vol.16, n.1, pp.51-59. ISSN 0718-0764.

A software tool has been developed which permits developing the design (dimensioned) and operation (functioning outside the nominal point) of mechanical compression heat pumps of the "split" type. After analyzing the tool models and of the tool interface, experimental validation was done using two training benches: an air conditioning unit (air/air) and a heat pump (air/water). This has allowed validation of the accuracy of the model for both air/refrigerant and water/refrigerant systems, thus increasing the versatility of the model. The results obtained have allowed a successful validation of the software, with deviations from model to real values of less than 20% in the worse case. This has allowed the use of the tool both for optimization of the design of these types of equipment, and for validating control strategies in order to improve their efficiency.

Keywords : heat pumps; simulation model; design criteria; experimental validation.

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