The Use of Quantum Mechanics to Predict a Room’s Cooling Load


The purpose of this chapter is to use quantum physics to calculate a room’s cooling burden. Heat transmission through walls, roofs, and windows is modelled using quantum tunnelling action of photons. Quantum mechanics is used to consider internal heat transport in a room. The overall cooling load for a place is calculated by adding internal heat transfers and heat transfer via photon tunnelling effect from walls, roofs, and windows. The cooling load estimated using Quantum mechanics is compared to the traditional cooling load calculation procedures. For the room, there is a time series technique. The quantum mechanics-based cooling load calculation approach has direct applications in the computing of cooling loads for spacecraft in vacuum. Heat transfer through conduction, convection, and radiation are used in older techniques of cooling load estimation. Quantum physics uses the tunnelling action of photons through materials instead of conduction or convection methods for heat transmission through materials in the presence of a medium like air to estimate cooling load.

Author(s) Details

Saket Sinha
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Pramod Kumar Sinha
Department of Mechanical & Automobile Engineering, Sharda University, G.Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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