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Prof. Ravi Kumar
IIT Roorkee


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This Course provides a simple understanding of Refrigeration and Air-conditioning fundamentals. Ideally suited to those with a little or no knowledge of the subject. The course consists of different refrigeration cycles and understanding of psychrometry and psychrometric processes used for the purpose of air-conditioning. Further, the comfort air-conditioning and indoor environment health are also addressed in this course.




Recapitulation of Thermodynamics, Introduction to Refrigeration, Air Refrigeration Cycle, Aircraft Refrigeration Cycles.


Aircraft Refrigeration Cycles, Vapour Compression Cycle, P-h Charts, Actual Vapour Compression Cycle.


Actual Vapour Compression Cycle, Compound Compression with Intercooling, Multiple Evaporator and Cascade System, Problem Solving.


Refrigerants, Vpour Absorption Systems.


Introduction to Air-conditioning, Properties of Moist Air, Psychrometric Chart, Psychrometric Processes.


Psychrometric Processes, Infiltration Design Conditions, Cooling Load.


Cooling Load, Air Distribution System, Problem Solving, Air-Conditioning Systems.


Human Physiology, Thermal Comfort, Indoor Environmental Health, Problem Solving.

  • Refrigeration & Air-conditioning, CP Arora, TMG
  • Refrigeration & Air-conditioning, Manohar Prasad, NAI
  • Refrigeration & Air-conditioning, Stoecker & Jons, MGH
  • Principles of Refrigeration, RC Dosset, LPE
  • ASHRAE Handbook (Fundamentals), ASHRAE

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