A study on the heat transfer performance of an energy-nose section in a household refrigerator-freezer

Moo Yeon Lee, Dong Yeon Lee, Yong Chan Kim

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The objective of this article is to present an analysis of all heat transfer paths through fee energy nose under closed door conditions when refrigeration system of household refrigerator-freezer is operating on. Both experimental and numerical methods are suggested as a means of determining the overall energy nose load amount as well as the load due to each pathway such as million section and F and R sides of the household refrigerator-freezer. In other words, all loads determined in this article are just energy nose and not the loads seen by the refrigeration system. We suggest good ideas for improving the heat transfer losses such as conduction and convection through the energy nose. As we can be known from the experimental test results, it is effective to prevent the heat loss of a mullion section. And energy efficiency is also decreased approximately 6% compared to that of a baseline sample test result As we can be known from the Ansys 8.1 analysis, it is shown the steady state temperature distribution in figures from 6 to 8. And the direction of the heat flow through the energy nose section is also easily seen from that In conclusion, the article is focused on an energy nose section in household refrigerator-freezer for practical purposes which is the energy saving in a household refrigerator-freezer. And the method suggested may be applied to any make or model to aid in the search for high efficient energy nose section of household side by side refrigerator-freezer as well as top mounted refrigerator-freezer, commercial refrigerator and so on.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)574-580
Number of pages7
JournalTransactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, B
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun


  • Energy nose
  • Freezer compartment
  • Gasket
  • Household refrigerator-freezer
  • Mullion
  • Refrigerator compartment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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