This paper presents a dynamic model of a single-stage LiBr-H2O absorption chiller. A numerical model has been developed based on mass and energy balance equations and heat transfer equations. The model is developed using MATLAB program and the system of non-linear ordinary differential equation is solved using the 4th-order Runge-Kutta method. The model is validated with experimental results from pertained literature. The results show that the maximum relative error is found when comparing the dynamic model predicted chilled water outlet temperature to experimental data, which is around 9%. The effect of the inlet hot water temperature on the hot, cooling and chilled water outlet temperatures, cooling capacity and coefficient of performance (COP) are also studied. The results show that as the hot water outlet temperature increases, the outlet temperatures of cooling and chilled water slightly change. Moreover, the cooling capacity increases and the COP slight decreases as the hot water temperature increases.

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