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Homework Help: Vapor-Compression Refrigeration System Optimization

  1. Aug 30, 2013 #1
    A simple vapor compression system. Based on constitutive relationships between pressure, temperature, enthalpy, etc., the system has four degrees of freedom. The two pressures in the system(p1 and p2), the level of superheat at the compressor outlet (T2) and the masss flow rate of the refrigerant (r-12) uniquely define the remaining thermodynamic states at each transition points (denoted 1,2,3,4) given the assumptions for an ideal vapor compression refrigeration system are valid. An optimized combination of these variables will result in an efficient system operating at the design point.

    Attached is the Problem in PDF, with the picture, and other information need for the problem. I understand the processes, but am unable to generate my objective function and my constraint equations; that is all I need help doing.

    I know I put this up as a problem, but an in depth explanation of the work would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank You

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