Optimization of Cooling Performance of Horizontal Commercial Refrigerator Prototype with Mathematical Modeling

  • 1 Öztiryakiler Madeni Eşya San. ve Tic. A.Ş, R&D Technology Center, 34500 Büyükçekmece, İstanbul, Turkey
  • 2 Sakarya University, Mechanical Engineering Department, Esentepe Campus, Sakarya, Turkey; Sakarya University, YAM Research Center, Esentepe Campus, Sakarya, Turkey


In recent years, the problem of food safety and traceability has been one of the difficulties faced by restaurant and hotel businesses. Food spoilage can occur at any stage of the food chain; most of all food spoilage is due to improper storage conditions in refrigerators. Increasing attention to food quality and safety requires the development of sensitive and reliable analysis methods as well as innovative technologies for maintaining freshness and food quality. Freshness is a factor that has both health qualities and features that affect customer satisfaction and business profitability. Within the scope of this study, simulation studies were carried out to improve the cooling performance with mathematical modeling on a horizontal commercial refrigerator (operating temperature: -2/+8°C) prototype. Along with the original design, evaluations were made with mathematical modeling according to many different variables (temperature, airflow distribution, etc.) that affect the cooling performance, and R&D gains were achieved in developing the prototype according to the most suitable working conditions.



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