Data mining techniques for thermophysical properties of refrigerants

Kuecueksille E. U. , Selbas R. , SENCAN A.

ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT, vol.50, no.2, pp.399-412, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.enconman.2008.09.002
  • Page Numbers: pp.399-412


This study presents ten modeling techniques within data mining process for the prediction of thermophysical properties of refrigerants (R134a, R404a, R407c and R410a). These are linear regression (LR), multi layer perception (MLP), pace regression (PR), simple linear regression (SLR), sequential minimal optimization (SMO), I(Star, additive regression (AR), M5 model tree, decision table (DT), M5'Rules models. Relations depending on temperature and pressure were carried out for the determination of thermophysical properties as the specific heat capacity, viscosity, heat conduction coefficient, density of the refrigerants. Obtained model results for every refrigerant were compared and the best model was investigated. Results indicate that use of derived formulations from these techniques will facilitate design and optimize of heat exchangers which is component of especially vapor compression refrigeration system. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.