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Modelling of fluid flow and heat transfer in a reciprocating compressor

TUHOVČÁK, J. HEJČÍK, J. JÍCHA, M.

Original Title

Modelling of fluid flow and heat transfer in a reciprocating compressor

English Title

Modelling of fluid flow and heat transfer in a reciprocating compressor

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

Efficiency of reciprocating compressor is strongly dependent on several parameters. The most important are valve behaviour and heat transfer. Valves affect the flow through the suction and discharge line. Heat flow from the walls to working fluid increases the work of the cycle. Understanding of these phenomena inside the compressor is a necessary step in the development process. Commercial CFD tools offer wide range of opportunities how to simulate the flow inside the reciprocating compressor nowadays, however they are too demanding in terms of computational time and mesh creation. Several approaches using various correlation equation exist to describe the heat transfer inside the cylinder, however none of them was validated by measurements due to the complicated settings. The goal of this paper is to show a comparison between these correlations using in-house code based on energy balance through the cycle.

English abstract

Efficiency of reciprocating compressor is strongly dependent on several parameters. The most important are valve behaviour and heat transfer. Valves affect the flow through the suction and discharge line. Heat flow from the walls to working fluid increases the work of the cycle. Understanding of these phenomena inside the compressor is a necessary step in the development process. Commercial CFD tools offer wide range of opportunities how to simulate the flow inside the reciprocating compressor nowadays, however they are too demanding in terms of computational time and mesh creation. Several approaches using various correlation equation exist to describe the heat transfer inside the cylinder, however none of them was validated by measurements due to the complicated settings. The goal of this paper is to show a comparison between these correlations using in-house code based on energy balance through the cycle.

Keywords

Compressor, Heat transfer, Efficiency, Energy balance

RIV year

2015

Released

17.08.2015

Publisher

IOP Conference Series

Location

London, UK

Pages from

1

Pages to

10

Pages count

10

URL

Full text in the Digital Library

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT115566,
  author="Ján {Tuhovčák} and Jiří {Hejčík} and Miroslav {Jícha}",
  title="Modelling of fluid flow and heat transfer in a reciprocating compressor",
  annote="Efficiency of reciprocating compressor is strongly dependent on several parameters. The most important are valve behaviour and heat transfer. Valves affect the flow through the suction and discharge line. Heat flow from the walls to working fluid increases the work of the cycle. Understanding of these phenomena inside the compressor is a necessary step in the development process. Commercial CFD tools offer wide range of opportunities how to simulate the flow inside the reciprocating compressor nowadays, however they are too demanding in terms of computational time and mesh creation. Several approaches using various correlation equation exist to describe the heat transfer inside the cylinder, however none of them was validated by measurements due to the complicated settings. The goal of this paper is to show a comparison between these correlations using in-house code based on energy balance through the cycle.",
  address="IOP Conference Series",
  booktitle="9th International Conference on Compressors and their Systems",
  chapter="115566",
  doi="10.1088/1757-899X/90/1/012018",
  howpublished="online",
  institution="IOP Conference Series",
  number="1",
  year="2015",
  month="august",
  pages="1--10",
  publisher="IOP Conference Series",
  type="conference paper"
}