MODELING AND SIMULATION OF AN HVAC AIR HANDLER UNIT.

P. B. Usoro, Shahriar Negahdaripour, R. Nadira

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Abstract

This paper describes the results of simulating the dynamic behavior of the air handler unit (AHU) of a Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning system. The air handler unit is identified as comprising several interconnected components. Mathematical models for each of the individual components based upon first principles and a lumped parameter approach are developed separately and then combined to provide the necessary representation for the entire unit. The resulting model of the air handler unit consists of stiff nonlinear differential equations as well as nonlinear algebraic equations which have to be solved simultaneously. An efficient procedure for solving these nonlinear mixed algebraic-differential equations is presented. Simulation results for a specific air handler unit are also presented. (Author abstract. )

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSimulation Series
Place of PublicationLa Jolla, CA, USA
PublisherSoc for Computer Simulation
Pages88-93
Number of pages6
Volume16
Edition1
StatePublished - Mar 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Usoro, P. B., Negahdaripour, S., & Nadira, R. (1985). MODELING AND SIMULATION OF AN HVAC AIR HANDLER UNIT. In Simulation Series (1 ed., Vol. 16, pp. 88-93). Soc for Computer Simulation.