Optimizing the refrigerant circuitry for a finned-tube evaporator is a daunting task for traditional exhaustive search techniques due to the extremely large number of circuitry possibilities. For this reason, more intelligent search techniques are needed. A novel optimization system, ISHED (Intelligent System for Heat Exchanger Design) is introduced. This system uses a recently developed non-Darwinian evolutionary computation method to seek evaporator circuit designs that maximize the capacity of the evaporator under given technical and environmental constraints.
EVAP-COND is a software package that contains NIST’s simulation models for a finned-tube evaporator and condenser. EVAP-COND’s help menu provides information about the program’s capabilities and how to use it. The instructions include preparation of input data, execution of the program, and examination of simulation results.
I am working on both research and development of ISHED and Evap-Cond software systems.