Conference Year

2012

Keywords

Scroll compressor

Abstract

The scroll wraps of a scroll compressor play a very important role in the compressor’s efficiency due to their impact on leakage and leakage irreversibilities. In this work, a short summary of the scroll compressor geometry is presented. Using the geometry of the scroll wraps, an optimal scroll wrap geometry is derived for a given set of constraints on compressor displacement, scroll wrap thickness and volume ratio. This optimal scroll wrap geometry can be used as a starting point for further optimization in a detailed compressor model that includes the effects of mechanical losses.

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