A Variable Refrigerant Flow Heat Pump Computer Model in EnergyPlus
This paper provides an overview of the variable refrigerant flow heat pump computer model included with the Department of Energy's EnergyPlus' whole-building energy simulation software. The mathematical model for a variable refrigerant flow heat pump operating in cooling or heating mode, and a detailed model for the variable refrigerant flow direct-expansion (DX) cooling coil are described in detail.
Florida Solar Energy Center and Raustad, Richard, "A Variable Refrigerant Flow Heat Pump Computer Model in EnergyPlus" (2013). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 210.