Modelling of fluid flow and heat transfer in a reciprocating compressor
Modelovanie prietoku tekutiny a presnou tepla v piestovom kompresore
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.Učinnost pistoveho kompresoru je silně závislá na několika paramtrech. Nejdůležitejší jsou: Dynamika ventilů a přenos tepla.
KeywordsCompressor, Heat transfer, Efficiency, Energy balance, kompresor, simulace, CFD, ventil, přestup tepla
Document typePeer reviewed
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SourceIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 2015, vol. vol 90, issue 1, p. 1-10.
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