SEMINAR: Advanced Heat Pumps and Their Heat Exchangers: Highlights of HVAC Research and Modeling at CEEE, University of Maryland

SEMINAR: Advanced Heat Pumps and Their Heat Exchangers: Highlights of HVAC Research and Modeling at CEEE, University of Maryland

Seminar Abstract 

Research in CEEE is sponsored by a consortium of most major HVAC manufacturers and focuses on two aspects. The first is experimental work on the fundamentals of not-in-kind systems such as electrochemical compression and elastocaloric cooling, component develop of compact coils with small diameter tubes, and system integration efforts such as separate sensible and latent cooling and the Roving Comforter. 
 
The second aspect is the development of component and system design software, CoilDesigner and VapCyc ,and CEEE's own Modelica library for dynamic simulation. The software is integrated with genetic algorithms for the multi-objective optimization of components and systems. The optimization capability is being expanded towards allowing the computer to invent novel heat exchangers. Examples will be presented and discussed.
 

Seminar Speaker(s) 

Reinhard Radermacher
Director, Center for Environmental Energy Engineering
Dr. Reinhard Radermacher holds a Ph.D. in physics from the Technical University of Munich, and conducts research in heat transfer and working fluids for energy conversion systems, in particular heat pumps, air-conditioners, refrigeration systems, and integrated cooling heating and power systems. His work resulted in more than 400 publications, as well as numerous invention records and 12 patents. He has co-authored three books on absorption and vapor compression heat pumps. His research includes the development of software for the design and optimization of heat pumps and air-conditioners, which is now in use at more than 80 companies worldwide. 
 

He is Minta Martin professor of Mechanical Engineering, and director and co-founder of the Center for Environmental Energy Engineering (CEEE). He represents the U.S. at the International Energy Agency Heat Pump Annexes and is lifetime member of the International Institute of Refrigeration. He is an ASHRAE Fellow and also holds memberships in ASME, SAE, DKV and serves as the editor of the ASHRAE STBE Research Journal. in 2015b he was awarded the Gustav Lorentzen Medal and the J&E Hall Gold Medal of the British Institute of Refrigeration. He is co-founder and co-owner of Optimized Thermal Systems, providing custom simulation software services and innovative solutions to energy conversion challenges. 

 

Date 

Apr 23, 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location 

90-3122

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