Compressor expert to give IoR talk
UK: Latest compressor developments will be the subject of the next Institute of Refrigeration meeting to be presented by leading expert Prof Eckhard Groll.
The winner of last year’s IoR J&E Hall Gold Medal for innovation, Groll is Purdue University’s Reilly professor of mechanical engineering and associate dean for undergraduate and graduate education.
He will explain how he’s using modelling technology to improve compressor efficiency and, in particular, how simulation methods are being used to predict the performance of positive displacement compressors.
The presentation describes a new comprehensive compressor simulation platform based on the previous compressor modelling efforts to predict the performance of positive displacement compressors. The platform include all of the main aspects of compressor modelling, such as the geometry (a library of multiple positive displacement compressor geometries has been programmed), the thermodynamic governing equations, ie energy and mass balances for the compression process, internal leakage paths, suction and discharge valve dynamics, internal heat transfer, friction and mechanical losses as well as electric motor losses.
The meeting and webinar will be held on 7 February at Friends House in London.
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