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    • ISSN: 1793-8198
    • Frequency: Quarterly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJMMM
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. K. M. Gupta, Prof. Ian McAndrew
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Cherry L. Chen
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Prof. Ian McAndrew
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, UK.
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJMMM. I will do my best to help develop this journal better.

IJMMM 2014 Vol.2(4): 297-301 ISSN: 1793-8198
DOI: 10.7763/IJMMM.2014.V2.146

Fluid Flow Analysis of a New Finned Piston Reciprocating Compressor Using Pneumatic Analogy

Mahbod Heidari and Alfred Rufer
Abstract—The goal of this paper is to investigate the fluid flow analysis in a novel multilayered finned reciprocating compressor, adopting a so-called “pneumatic-Electric” analogy using a lumped methodology. This machine includes two sets of concentric annular fins with different diameters: the mobile fins are pushed into the space between the stationary fins through a driver shaft and compress the air trapped in the interconnecting annular chambers. Considering pressure as effort and mass flow as the flow variable, the equivalent electric circuit was developed to represent the behavior of the pneumatic system. The governing state space equations are derived and simulation results are presented.

Index Terms—Pneumatic, electric, pressure, mass flow.

M. Heidari is with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, 1015, Switzerland (e-mail: mahbod.heidari@ epfl.ch).
A. Rufer is with the Laboratoire d'Électronique Industrielle (LEI) at EPFL lausanne, Switzerland.


Cite: Mahbod Heidari and Alfred Rufer, "Fluid Flow Analysis of a New Finned Piston Reciprocating Compressor Using Pneumatic Analogy," International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 297-301, 2014.

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