Abstract

The rotary compressor has been used in room air conditioners as well as in refrigerators for many years. Although a number of published papers has been reported on rotary compressor, in the area of dynamics only a few are found. In addition only one paper describes experimental validation with some agreement with theoretical results. Again the effect of various operating pressures and temperatures, rotational speed of shaft etc. is not fully covered in any published literature. The present paper analyzes the rotary compressor dynamics in detail. The mathematical model, the solution procedure using Runge-Kutta method, and the bearing dynamics are described. The second part of this papers describes the experimental validation and sensitivity study using different variables that affect the compressor dynamics.

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