An, I. Y.; Lee, Y. L.
June 2014
Journal of Engineering & Applied Sciences;Jun2014, Vol. 9 Issue 6, p874
Academic Journal
In order to improve the efficiency of the refrigeration cycle or the heat pump cycle, it is important to improve the efficiency of a compressor. In this study, the authors intended to develop a three-dimensional numerical model that can predict the performance of a linear compressor. For this purpose, CFD model which can simulate the entire cycle was developed. The numerical analysis on the cooling capacity of two linear compressors was successfully conducted and the numerical results were in good agreement with the experimental results. In future, if considering the detailed valve behavior, the accuracy of the numerical analysis model can be further improved.


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