Published in International Journal of Refrigeration, Volume 35, Issue 7, November 2012, Pages 1878–1889


A detailed mechanistic model has been developed for scroll compressors and scroll expanders with liquid flooding for application to the Liquid Flooded Ericsson Cycle. This model is based on the integration of a set of differential equations that arise from the conservation laws. The impact of the flooding liquid on the working process is also included through mixture properties as well as treatment of two-phase flow pressure drop. With the working process known, it is then possible to solve for the compressor power, total mass flow rate and other model outputs. The fine level of detail in the model allows for the investigation of the impact of design changes to the scroll machines. This model can also be readily extended to allow for the analysis of liquid flooded vapor compression refrigeration.


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