MODELICA - Vapor Cycle Library

Enables the rapid design and simulation of vapor cycle systems, including vapor compression cycles for heating or cooling.  Component interaction and dynamic system behavior can be modeled and simulated at an early design stage in the design process.

Vapor-Compression Thermodynamic Systems

The Modelica based Vapor Cycle Library accelerates the design of vapor cycle systems, including vapor compression cycles for heating or cooling purposes as well as Rankine cycles for power generation and waste-heat recovery. The library contains all components necessary to build a fully efficient vapor-compression thermodynamic cycle with the possibility to select from a wide range of refrigerants and other potential working fluids.

Key Features

  • A wide range of working fluids
  • Two-phase and single- phase fluid flow, with a choice of different heat transfer and pressure loss correlations that also covers phase change
  • Ready-to-use component models with example parameterization as well as interfaces and templates for user-specific modifications
  • System examples that demonstrate the use of the library
  • Easy to use templates for pre-defined vapor compression and Rankine cycles
  • Transient and steady-state simulation.

Typical Applications

The Vapor Cycle Library is suitable for a wide range of applications in multiple industries including automotive, industrial equipment and process plant. Typical applications include mobile and residential air conditioning, industrial refrigeration as well as heat pump systems.

Integrate Multiple Engineering Disciplines

The Vapor Cycle Library is part of the powerful CATIA Systems Engineering solution. The library can be used with both Dymola and CATIA V6 Dynamic Behavior Modeling, either on its own or with other Modelica Libraries, to model and simulate complex systems that can span multiple engineering disciplines.

Benefits

  • Easy modeling and simulation of mechanical systems that comprise a mixture of rigid elements and flexible beam structures
  • High quality simulation performance
  • Component interaction and dynamic system behavior can be studied at an early design stage
  • Can be used as an integrated part of energy management design by combining with other Modelica libraries.