Development of Analysis Model for High-Performance Heat Pump

고성능 히트펌프 해석모델 개발 연구

  • Yim, Sang-Sik (Division of Mechanical Engineering, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Kim, Ki-Bum (Division of Mechanical Engineering, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Park, Sung-Young (Division of Automotive & Mechanical Engineering, Kongju National University)
  • 임상식 (충북대학교 기계공학부) ;
  • 김기범 (충북대학교 기계공학부) ;
  • 박성영 (공주대학교 공과대학 생산기술연구소)
  • Received : 2013.08.30
  • Accepted : 2013.12.05
  • Published : 2013.12.31


Heat pumps have attracted considerable attention as a green energy system because they use renewable energy, such as geothermal, solar energy and waste heat, and can have a low electricity consumption rate compared to other conventional electric heating system. Many studies of high efficient heat pump system design was performed previously,but it is not easy to find any an analytical model that consists of components (e.g. compressor, heat exchangers, and expansion valve), not only having an interrelation and interconnection each other but also being flexible to any change in geometry and operating parameters. In this study, a computational model was developed for a heat pump with warm air as a heat source using the one-dimensional modeling software, AMESim. In combination with an independently-developed analytical model for a scroll compressor, the heat pump model can simulate the physical characteristics and actual behavior of the heat pump precisely. In addition, the reliability of the model was improved by verifying the simulation results using experimental data. The simulation data fell into the 10% error range compared with the experimental data. The heat pump model can be used for system optimization studies of product development and applied to other applications in a range of industrial field.


AMESim Software;Heat Pump;Scroll Compressor


Supported by : 산업기술연구회


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