Jim McGovern’s
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Jim McGovern is a Professor and Senior Lecturer
at the Dublin Institute of Technology

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Heat Pumps and Refrigeration

Jim McGovern received his MEngSc degree on the topic of air source heat pumps for the Irish climate in 1977. His PhD in 1988 was on the topic of refrigerant compressors. Both theses are available in the ARROW@DIT archive. The following are publications by Jim McGovern and his research students in the area of heat pumps and refrigeration. Authors in bold font were postgraduate students working with Jim McGovern.

Peer-reviewed Journal Publications

  1. McGovern, James and Pierre Le Goff, 'Les termes de signes positif et negatif en analyses exergetiques des flux de chaleur', Revue Generale de Thermique, 35 (1996), 651-655.
  2. McGovern, J. A., Harte, S., 'An exergy method for compressor performance analysis', International Journal of Refrigeration, vol. 18, no. 6, 1995, pp. 421-433.
  3. McGovern, James A., 'Low loss measurement of oil concentration in a refrigerant/oil mixture in a liquid line', International Journal of Refrigeration, vol. 12, no. 6, Nov. 1989, pp. 310-313.

Conference Publications

  1. Kierans, R.M. and Jim McGovern, ‘Investigation into the Possible Benefits of a Refrigeration Based Intercooling System’, Proceedings 4th International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection (SEEP 2010), June 29th – July 2nd, Bari, Italy, 2010, 10 pp. http://arrow.dit.ie/engschmeccon/17/
  2. Harte, Shane; Strikis, Gus; McGovern, James A., 'Instantaneous displacement utilization analysis of positive displacement compressors', Proceedings of the ASME International meeting, San Francisco, November 1995, 8 pages.
  3. McGovern, James A. Le Goff, Pierre, 'Les termes de signes positif et negatif en analyses exergetiques des flux de chaleur', Actes des 4 es Journees Europeennes de Thermodynamique Contemporaine, 27-29 September, Nancy, France, CERET, CNRS, INPL, Universite Henri Poincare, 1995, pp. 319-326.
  4. McGovern, James A., Duignan, Breda, 'An air cycle design concept for domestic or small commercial refrigerators', Proc. 1994 International Refrigeration Conference at Purdue, ed. David R. Tree and James E. Braun, West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University, 1994, pp. 261-266.
  5. McGovern, James A.; Harte, Shane; and Strikis, Guntis, 'Real gas performance analysis of a scroll or rotary compressor using exergy techniques', Proc. 1994 International Compressor Engineering Conference at Purdue, ed. Werner Soedel, West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University, vol. I, 1994, pp. 193-198.
  6. McGovern, J. A. and Murphy, S., 'The application of exergy analysis to air cycle plants', Proc. IIR International Conference New Applications of Natural Working Fluids in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Hannover, Germany, May 10-13, 1994, pp. 237-246, International Institute of Refrigeration, Paris.
  7. Murphy, S., McGovern J. A., van Gerwen R., and van der Wekken, B., 'Environmentally benign air cycle heat pumps and refrigeration systems, Part I: Potential applications of air cycles', Proc. IIR International Conference New Applications of Natural Working Fluids in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Hannover, Germany, May 10-13, 1994, pp. 169-178, International Institute of Refrigeration, Paris.
  8. McGovern, James A. and Harte, Shane, 'Computer simulation of exergy destruction within a reciprocating compressor', Proc. 1992 International Compressor Engineering Conference at Purdue, ed. James F. Hamilton, West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University, vol. I, 1992, pp. 309-315.
  9. McGovern, J. A., 'Utilization of volumetric displacement in reciprocating refrigerant compressors', Proc. 1990 International Compressor Engineering Conference at Purdue, ed. Werner Soedel, West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University, 1990, vol. I, pp. 254-263.
  10. McGovern, James A., 'Compressor rational efficiencies', Proc. Instn. Mech. Engrs., Developments in Industrial Compressors, European conference, 3-4 October 1989, Institution of Mechanical Engineers Conference 1989-10, pp. 59-67.
  11. McGovern, J. A., 'Performance characteristics of a reciprocating refrigerant compressor over a range of speeds', Proc. 1988 International Compressor Engineering Conference - at Purdue, ed. Werner Soedel, West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University, 1988, vol. 1, pp. 146-153.
  12. McGovern, James A., 'Performance testing of an open reciprocating refrigeration compressor over a range of speeds', Proc. 1986 International Compressor Engineering conference - at Purdue, eds. James F. Hamilton and Raymond Cohen, West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University, 1986, vol. I, pp. 242-253.
  13. McGovern, J. A., 'Analysis of a Refrigerant Compressor Load Stand Incorporating Hot Gas Bypass and a Full Condensation Heat Exchanger', Proc. 1984 International Compressor Engineering Conference' at Purdue, ed. Raymond Cohen, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1984, pp. 468-477.
  14. O'Connor, Thomas C., Michael F. Kyne and James A. McGovern, 'Domestic heat pumps - the Irish experience', Proc. C.I.B. W67 Third International Symposium 'Energy Conservation in the Built Environment', Dublin, Ireland, March 1982, vol. 6, section B, pp. 77-87.
  15. O'Connor, T. C. and J. A. McGovern, 'Air source heat pumps under northern European conditions', Proc. International Seminar 'New Ways to Save Energy', Brussels, 23rd-25th October 1979, edited by A. S. Strub and H. Ehringer, Commission of the European Communities, pp. 135-144.
  16. Timoney, Seamus G. and James A. McGovern, 'Heat pump research programme at University College Dublin', Proc. NSC/IEI Heatpump Workshop, 25th-26th March 1976, EG-76-2 National Science Council / Institution of Engineers of Ireland, Dublin, pp. 103-160.

Theses

  1. Duignan, Breda, 'The feasability of an air cycle for domestic refrigerators', 1995. MSc Thesis, Dublin: Trinity College, Dublin, MSc Thesis 3721.
  2. Murphy, Simon , 'Evaluation and optimisation of air cycle refrigeration plants', 1995. MSc Thesis, Dublin: Trinity College, Dublin, MSc Thesis 3558.
  3. Harte, Shane, 'Thermodynamic design analysis of refrigeration compressors', 1993. PhD Thesis, Trinity College, Dublin, Thesis 3019.
  4. McGovern, James A., 'On Refrigerant Compressors', 1988. PhD Thesis, University of Dublin (made available in ARROW@DIT in September 2008). http://arrow.dit.ie/engschmecoth/1/
  5. McGovern, James A., 'Heat Pump Evaluation and Design for the Irish Climate', 1977. MEngSc Thesis, National University of Ireland, University College Dublin (made available in ARROW@DIT in December 2008). http://arrow.dit.ie/engschmecoth/2/

Other Publications

  1. 'Visit to University of Strathclyde', in Ireland / U.K. Exchange of Research Personnel 1991, Eolas, Dublin, ISBN 0-86282-089-8, 1992, pp. 65-68.
  2. McGovern, James A., 'Searching for a CFC substitute', Technology Ireland, vol. 20, no. 5, September 1988, pp. 41 & 42.
  3. McGovern, James, 'Computerising compressors', Technology Ireland, Oct. 1986, pp. 49 & 51.
  4. McGovern, J. A., 'A heat pump assisted shower', The Engineers Journal, Dublin, 1983, vol. 36, no. 5 (May), pp. 16 & 17. http://arrow.dit.ie/engschmecart/3/
  5. T. C. O'Connor, J. A. McGovern and M. F. Kyne, 'The optimisation of electrically driven heat pumps for the heating of houses with the aim of a minimum seasonal energy consumption', Final report, Contract No. 271-77-1 EE IRL, submitted to the Commission of the European Communities, March 1981.

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