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Performance Evaluation of a Variable Frequency Heat Pump Air Conditioning System for Electric Bus

  • Peng, Qinghong (School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, South China University of Technology School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, South China University of Technology) ;
  • Du, Qungui (School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, South China University of Technology School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, South China University of Technology)
  • Received : 2014.09.01
  • Accepted : 2014.11.21
  • Published : 2015.03.31

Abstract

This study presents a simulation model of a heat pump air conditioning system with a variable capacity compressor and variable speeds fans for electric bus. An experimental sample has been developed in order to check results from the model. Effects on system performance of such working conditions as compressor speed, evaporator fans speeds and the condenser fans speeds have been simulated by means of developed model. The results show that the three speeds can be adjusted simultaneously according to actual working condition so that the AC system can operate under the optimum state which the control objects want to achieve. It would be a good and simple solution to extend the driving ranges of EVs because of the highest efficiency and the lowest energy consumption of AC system.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province

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