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Numerical Simulation and Experimental Validation of an Oil Free Scroll Compressor

Department of Chemical, Materials and Production Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, 80125 Naples, Italy
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Energies 2020, 13(22), 5863; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13225863
Received: 15 October 2020 / Revised: 4 November 2020 / Accepted: 6 November 2020 / Published: 10 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Open Data and Models for Energy and Environment)
This paper presents a virtual model of a scroll compressor developed on the one-dimensional analysis software Simcenter Amesim®. The model is semi-empirical: it needs some physical details of the modelled machine (e.g., the cubic capacity), but, on the other hand, it does not require the geometrical features of the spirals, so it needs experimental data to calibrate it. The model also requires rotational speed and the outlet temperature as boundary conditions. The model predicts the power consumption and the mass flow rate and considers leakages and mechanical losses. After the model presentation, this paper describes the test bench and the obtained data used to calibrate and validate the model. At last, the calibration process is described, and the results are discussed. The calculated values fit the experimental data also in extrapolation, despite the model is simple and performs calculations within 7 s. Due to these characteristics, the model is suitable for being used in a larger model as a sub-component. View Full-Text
Keywords: scroll-compressor; experimental validation; numerical model scroll-compressor; experimental validation; numerical model
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Cardone, M.; Gargiulo, B. Numerical Simulation and Experimental Validation of an Oil Free Scroll Compressor. Energies 2020, 13, 5863. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13225863

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Cardone M, Gargiulo B. Numerical Simulation and Experimental Validation of an Oil Free Scroll Compressor. Energies. 2020; 13(22):5863. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13225863

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Cardone, Massimo, and Bonaventura Gargiulo. 2020. "Numerical Simulation and Experimental Validation of an Oil Free Scroll Compressor" Energies 13, no. 22: 5863. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13225863

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