Performance analysis of air source heat pump system for office building

Dongwon Han, Young Soo Chang, Yong Chan Kim

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In this study, the performance of an air source heat pump system installed in a commercial building is analyzed using the developed heat pump performance model and building load simulation data of several regions in Korea. The performance test of an air source heat pump system with a variable speed compressor is tested to develop model that considers changes in the performance characteristics of the heat pump system under various operating conditions. The heat pump system is installed in an environmental chamber, and the experimental equipment is set up according to the manufacturer’s specifications as well as the AHRI 1230 test specifications. The performance test conditions of the heat pump system are selected using a central composite design method, in which 29 points for each cooling and heating mode are selected. The developed performance model based on experimental data predicts experimental values with an error of ±5 %. Building cooling and heating loads in three regions in Korea are analyzed using TRNSYS software, which includes standard building and weather data from Seoul, Daejeon and Busan in Korea. The effects of outdoor air temperature and part load ratio on the performance and regional monthly average power consumption of the heat pump system are analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5257-5268
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Mechanical Science and Technology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 1


  • Building load
  • Heat pump
  • Performance analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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