Refrigeration Cycle: Interactive Simulation

Try to predict the behavior when a parameter changes before using a slider to change that parameter. A screencast below explains how to use this simulation.

Simulation: Ordinary Vapor Compression (OVC) Cycle for Refrigerant R-134a

Try to answer these questions before determining the answer with the simulation. We suggest that you write down the reasons for your answers.

  1. How does the COP change when the condenser pressure decreases?
  2. How does the COP change when the evaporator pressure increases?