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Psychrometric Calculator

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CYTSoft Psychrometric Calculator 1.0 provides engineers and scientists with highly accurate thermodynamic properties of moist air. It calculates as many as 42 properties completely based on ASHRAE's Hyland-Wexler Formulations, which treat dry air, water vapor and moist air as real gases, rather than ideal gases.
  • Platform: Windows 98/2000 or higher
  • License: Free to try; $199 to buy
  • Limitations: 30-day trial
  • File Size: 0.9 MB
  • Current Version: 1.0
  • Release Date: November 11, 2008
  • Units: SI and I-P

Range of validity

  • Pressure: 1 Pa to 5 MPa
  • Dry-bulb temperature: -50 to 200 deg C
  • Humidity ratio: 0 to 100 000 (kg moisture)/(kg dry air), or 0 to 100 000 000 (g moisture)/(kg dry air)

Equation of state

Moist air is treated as mixture of two real gases. The P-v-T equation for each component and mixture is described by a virial equation of state

Pv/RT = Z = 1 + B/v + C/vČ + ...

where

P = pressure
v = molar specific volume
T = absolute temperature
R = gas constant
Z = compressibility factor
B = second virial coefficient
C = third virial coefficient

Fourth and higher-order virial coefficients are assumed to be negligible. The virial coefficients are functions of temperature, and they account for the deviation of actual gases from ideal gases.


Input

You can select any one of the following 24 combinations of input variables for each calculation:

  1. DB, RH, P
  2. DB, WB, P
  3. DB, DP, P
  4. DB, W, P
  5. DB, h, P
  6. DB, s, P
  7. DB, v, P
  8. WB, DP, P
  9. WB, RH, P
  10. WB, W, P
  11. WB, h, P
  12. WB, s, P
  13. WB, v, P
  14. DP, RH, P
  15. DP, h, P
  16. DP, s, P
  17. DP, v, P
  18. RH, W, P
  19. RH, h, P
  20. RH, s, P
  21. RH, v, P
  22. W, h, P
  23. W, s, P
  24. W, v, P

where

DB = dry bulb temperature of moist air
WB = wet bulb temperature of moist air
DP = dew point temperature of moist air
RH = relative humidity of moist air
W = humidity ratio of moist air
h = specific enthalpy of moist air
s = specific entropy of moist air
v = specific volume of moist air
P = total pressure


Output

  1. Dry bulb temperature
  2. Wet bulb temperature
  3. Dew point temperature
  4. Total pressure of moist air
  5. Water pressure in moist air
  6. Saturation water pressure in pure vapor
  7. Enhancement factor
  8. Saturation water pressure in moist air
  9. Saturation water pressure in moist air at wet bulb temperature
  10. Saturation water pressure in moist air at dew point temperature
  11. Mole fraction of water
  12. Mole fraction of air
  13. Weight fraction of water
  14. Weight fraction of air
  15. Humidity ratio
  16. Saturation humidity ratio
  17. Degree of saturation
  18. Relative humidity
  19. Absolute humidity
  20. Specific volume of dry air
  21. Specific volume of saturated ice
  22. Specific volume of saturated water
  23. Specific volume of saturated vapor
  24. Specific volume of moist air
  25. Specific density of dry air
  26. Specific density of saturated ice
  27. Specific density of saturated water
  28. Specific density of saturated vapor
  29. Specific density of moist air
  30. Specific enthalpy of dry air
  31. Specific enthalpy of saturated ice
  32. Specific enthalpy of saturated water
  33. Specific enthalpy of saturated vapor
  34. Specific enthalpy of moist air
  35. Specific entropy of dry air
  36. Specific entropy of saturated ice
  37. Specific entropy of saturated water
  38. Specific entropy of saturated vapor
  39. Specific entropy of moist air
  40. Compressibility factor for dry air
  41. Compressibility factor for saturated vapor
  42. Compressibility factor for moist air

References

  1. ASHRAE. 2005. 2005 ASHRAE Handbook - Fundamentals. ASHRAE.
  2. Hyland, R.W. and A. Wexler. 1983a. Formulations for the thermodynamic properties of dry air from 173.15 K to 473.15 K, and of saturated moist air from 173.15 K to 372.15 K, at pressures to 5 MPa. ASHRAE Transactions 89(2A):520-535.
  3. Hyland, R.W. and A. Wexler. 1983b. Formulations for the thermodynamic properties of the saturated phases of H2O from 173.15 K to 473.15 K. ASHRAE Transactions 89(2A):500-519.
  4. Olivieri, J. 1996. Psychrometrics - Theory and practice. ASHRAE.
  5. Preston-Thomas, H. 1990. The international temperature scale of 1990 (ITS-90). Metrologia 27(1):3-10.

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