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General Information
    • ISSN: 1793-8198 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Mater. Mech. Manuf.
    • Frequency: Bimonthly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJMMM
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Ian McAndrew
    • Co-editor-in-Chief: Prof. K. M. Gupta
    • Executive Editor: Cherry L. Chen
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Prof. Ian McAndrew
Capitol Technology University, USA
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJMMM. I will do my best to work with the editorial team and help make this journal better.

IJMMM 2015 Vol.3(1): 13-16 ISSN: 1793-8198
DOI: 10.7763/IJMMM.2015.V3.157

Experimental and Numerical Heat Transfer Analyses of Exhaust Region of Reciprocating Compressor

Mehmet Onur Dincer, Kemal Sarioglu, and Husnu Kerpicci
Abstract—Efficiency of hermetic reciprocating compressors, which are used in household refrigerators, is subjected to thermodynamic, mechanical and electrical losses. Heat transfer analyses reveal reference points that involve improvement of the compressors. A proper understanding of heat transfer and temperature distribution of various components in compressor helps in determining the parts geometry and materials selection. However, the temperature of each compressor component is affected by several phenomena that act simultaneously, making the temperature distribution harder to predict.
    This paper presents computational thermal analysis of components of a reciprocating compressor and comparison of the results with the measured data. Especially influence of component materials of exhaust region is investigated. Analyses are carried out by commercially available CFD code with use of temperature, mass flow rate and pressure values as boundary conditions which were obtained experimentally.

Index Terms—Compressor, CFD, heat transfer, insulation.

M. O. Dincer is with the Arçelik Compressor Plant, Eskişehir, Turkey (e-mail: onurdincer@arcelik.com).
K. Sarioglu and H. Kerpicci are with Arçelik Research and Development Center, İstanbul, Turkey (e-mail: kemal.sarioglu@arcelik.com, husnu.kerpicci@arcelik.com).


Cite: Mehmet Onur Dincer, Kemal Sarioglu, and Husnu Kerpicci, "Experimental and Numerical Heat Transfer Analyses of Exhaust Region of Reciprocating Compressor," International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 13-16, 2015.

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