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Korean Journal of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering

Korean Journal of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering

ISO Journal TitleKorean J. Air-Cond. Refrig. Eng.
  • Open Access, Monthly
Open Access Monthly
  • ISSN : 1229-6422 (Print)
  • ISSN : 2465-7611 (Online)
Title Recent Progress in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Research:A Review of Papers Published in the Korean Journal of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering in 2006
Authors 한화택(Hwataik Han) ; 신동신(Dong Sin Shin) ; 최창호(Chang-Ho Choi) ; 이대영(Dae-Young Lee) ; 김서영(Seo Young Kim) ; 권용일(Yong-Il Kwon)
Page pp.427-446
ISSN 1229-6422
Keywords 공기조화 ; 냉동 ; 열교환기 ; 배관 ; 유체기계 ; 열전달 해석 ; 열교환기 ; 히트파이프 ; 열펌프 ; 열물성 ; 빙축열시스템 ; 냉동 ; 응축 ; 팽창장치 ; 환기 ; 냉각탑 ; 흡수식 냉동 ; 압축기 Air conditioning ; Refrigeration ; Heat exchanger ; Piping ; Fluid machinery ; Heat transfer analysis ; Heat exchanger ; Heat pipe ; Heat pump ; Thermophysical property ; Ice storage system ; Refrigeration ; Condensation ; Expansion device ; Ventilation ; Cooling tower ; Absorption cooling ; Compressor
Abstract A review on the papers published in the Korean Journal of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering in 2006 has been accomplished. Focus has been put on current status of research in the aspect of heating, cooling, ventilation, sanitation and building environments. The conclusions are as follows. (1) The research trends of fluid engineering have been surveyed as groups of general fluid flow, fluid machinery and piping, etc. New research topics include micro heat exchanger and siphon cooling device using nano-fluid. Traditional CFD and flow visualization methods were still popular and widely used in research and development. Studies about diffusers and compressors were performed in fluid machinery. Characteristics of flow and heat transfer and piping optimization were studied in piping systems. (2) The papers on heat transfer have been categorized into heat transfer characteristics, heat exchangers, heat pipes, and two-phase heat transfer. The topics on heat transfer characteristics in general include thermal transport in a cryo-chamber, a LCD panel, a dryer, and heat generating electronics. Heat exchangers investigated include pin-tube type, plate type, ventilation air-to-air type, and heat transfer enhancing tubes. The research on a reversible loop heat pipe, the influence of NCG charging mass on heat transport capacity, and the chilling start-up characteristics in a heat pipe were reported. In two-phase heat transfer area, the studies on frost growth, ice slurry formation and liquid spray cooling were presented. The studies on the boiling of R-290 and the application of carbon nanotubes to enhance boiling were noticeable in this research area. (3) Many studies on refrigeration and air conditioning systems were presented on the practical issues of the performance and reliability enhancement. The air conditioning system with multi indoor units caught attention in several research works. The issues on the refrigerant charge and the control algorithm were treated. The systems with alternative refrigerants were also studied. Carbon dioxide, hydrocarbons and their mixtures were considered and the heat transfer correlations were proposed. (4) Due to high oil prices, energy consumption have been attentioned in mechanical building systems. Research works have been reviewed in this field by grouping into the research on heat and cold sources, air conditioning and cleaning research, ventilation and fire research including tunnel ventilation, and piping system research. The papers involve the promotion of efficient or effective use of energy, which helps to save energy and results in reduced environmental pollution and operating cost. (5) Studies on indoor air quality took a great portion in the field of building environments. Various other subjects such as indoor thermal comfort were also investigated through computer simulation, case study, and field experiment. Studies on energy include not only optimization study and economic analysis of building equipments but also usability of renewable energy in geothermal and solar systems.