Most of electricity is consumed in either commercial or domestic refrigeration systems. Since the outer volume is determined, inner volume of a refrigeration system is important for a specified energy consumption. Therefore, the optimum distribution of insulation material according to inside and outside conditions for on and off time of a refrigerator is very important. Uniform distribution of insulation material is useful only convection and conduction resistances are the same for all sides and also on and off periods. In this study, a general solution of the optimum distribution of thermal insulation material for a given insulation material volume or given inner volume is suggested for refrigeration systems and also explained by a case study.
Insulation thickness, Refrigerator; Heat transfer; Confined volume