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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Yi
dc.contributor.authorWright, Jonathan Andrew
dc.contributor.authorHanby, V. I. (Victor Ian), 1942-
dc.date.accessioned2007-12-14T12:43:17Z
dc.date.available2007-12-14T12:43:17Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationZhang, Yi, Wright, Jonathan Andrew and Hanby, Victor Ian (2006) HVAC system configurations: an energy aspect. HVAC&R Research, 3 (c), pp. 871 - 888en
dc.identifier.issn1078-9669
dc.identifier.otherIR/2007/4
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/75
dc.description.abstractThis paper studies the energy implications of HVAC system configuration by analysing energy balance and psychrometrics of typical and innovative systems. Three criteria have been established: (1) the ability to minimize outside air load; (2) the ability to eliminate simultaneous cooling and heating, and use mixing effectively; and (3) the availability of inter-zonal airflow. Configurations that meet these criteria would be able to deliver the desired indoor air quality with reduced energy consumption. The performance of nine 2-zone system configurations, including single-duct, dual-duct, fan-coil-based variations, and other specialize systems in the literatures, have been analysed for a number of operational conditions. The results confirmed that fan-coil-based configurations with inter-zonal airflow paths perform better than other configurations. The conclusion of this study may be used as a guideline to multi-zone system designs.en
dc.description.sponsorshipAmerican Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, RP-1049en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHVAC&R Researchen
dc.subjectRAE 2008
dc.subjectUoA 30 Architecture and the Built Environment
dc.subjectHVAC systemsen
dc.subjectconfigurationen
dc.subjectcooling energyen
dc.subjectgenetic algorithmen
dc.titleHVAC system configurations: an energy aspecten
dc.title.alternativeEnergy aspects of HVAC system configurations: problem definition and test casesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.researchgroupInstitute of Energy and Sustainable Development


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