Vapour-compression refrigeration

State of the art

  • Vapor compression is the leading technology in refrigeration and heat pumping,
  • Used in many appliances such as household refrigerators, air conditioning units, commercial systems, heat pumps, etc.

What do we do?

  • Mathematical modeling and optimization,
  • Fundamental research,
  • Experimental validation and research.

Two-phase flow patterns in adiabatic refrigerant flow through capillary tubes

Can you imagine your home without a refrigerator or your car without an air conditioner? Worldwide trends predict that in a matter of years refrigerating appliances will consume more energy than heating appliances. With over 40 years of experience in the field of vapor-compression refrigeration, our laboratory specializes in modeling, designing and optimization of refrigeration components and systems. We also focus extensively on researching the fundamental phenomena involved in vapor-compression systems with flash evaporation in capillary tubes being our primary focus.


Experts in the field

prof. dr. Andrej Kitanovski
prof. dr. Andrej Kitanovski
dr. Luka Lorbek
dr. Luka Lorbek

Recent publications

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Do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail or by telephone. You can also visit us at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Ljubljana


Aškerceva ul. 6
1000 Ljubljana