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Thermodynamic Analyses

The competence center operates 2 system test beds and various component test beds. A climatic chamber, working with a temperature range from -20°C to +60°C, offers the possibility for testing the aerodynamical and thermodynamical behaviour of air conditioning and heat pumping systems and their components. Furthermore, the design allows calorimetric measurements.

Refrigerent Cycle

  • Components and entire system
  • Several refrigerants (CO2, R134a)
  • Steady state and transient conditions
  • Cooling and heating mode (heat pump systems)

Cooling System Components

  • Measurement of cooling packages
  • Investigation of boiling flow in the cooling cycle

Contact: Alois Steiner