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ASHRAE Membership

ASHRAE membership is open to any person associated with heating, ventilation, air conditioning or refrigeration. ASHRAE is unique because its membership is drawn from a wide range of disciplines relating to the HVAC&R field. Approximately 51,000 individuals from more than 100 nations belong to the Society.

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ASHRAE members earn 15% off publications. Hundreds of titles are available including the complete collection of ASHRAE Standards including 90.1, 62.1 and 189.1.
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Each month, all over the world, ASHRAE chapters convene for an informational program featuring a speaker or topic that is key to professionals in the industry. Meet with your peers and share ideas.
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Latest Research Featured in ASHRAE’s Archival Research Journal: HVAC&R Research

HVAC&R Research offers comprehensive reporting of research in the fields of environmental control for the built environment and cooling technologies for a wide range of applications and related processes and concepts, including underlying thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and heat transfer. Only works reporting on research that is original and of lasting value are accepted for publication. Included in the ISI Web of Science and Current Contents databases, HVAC&R Research is ASHRAE's archival research journal, published by Taylor & Francis Group on behalf of ASHRAE.

Each issue of HVAC&R Research contains 150+ pages, with 8 issues published online and combined twice a year in print (June and December). Also, using Taylor & Francis' early online-publication system, iFirst, accepted articles will be published online in unedited form within 7 days of receipt, bringing new knowledge to researchers in the shortest possible time.

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Free access to the 10 most-cited articles from 2009-2011 (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/cited/UHVC.pdf)


Table of Contents

Volume 19, Issue 2, February 2013



Fourth ASHRAE/NIST Refrigerants Conference: “Moving Towards Sustainability”


Original Articles

  • Investigation on temperature range for thermal comfort in nonuniform environment
  • An ammonia-water mixture properties correlation for efficient two-phase computations
  • Open-loop direct surface water cooling and surface water heat pump systems—A review
  • Effect of hydraulic diameter of flow straighteners on turbulence intensity in square wind tunnel
  • Theoretical modeling of unsteady buoyancy-driven natural ventilation
  • Numerical simulation of refrigerants flowing through short-tube orifices during flashing proces 
  • A self-validation method for regression models of unitary HVAC equipment based on manufacturers’ data
  • Convective boiling of R-134a and R-123 on an enhanced tube bundle with standard pitch (RP-1316)