Internal Flow Measurement and Visualization of Inside Valve Sheet of a Reciprocating Compressor Using a PIV System

PIV시스템을 이용한 왕복동형 압축기 밸브시트 내의 내부유동측정 및 가시화

  • Park Jong Ho (Graduate School, Pusan National University) ;
  • Kim Kyung Chun (School of Mechanical Engineering, Pusan National University)
  • Published : 2003.11.01


PIV(Particle Image Velocimetry)was used to visualize the interaction of reed valve of the reciprocating compressor. The valve is the key part which governs the efficiency, noise and reliability of the compressor, so the development of analytical model about valve performance is necessary. As the valve reed is opened and closed by pressure pulsation, the flow characteristic of the refrigerant passing the valve is very important. In the present study, a circular disk with inclination is assumed to be the valve reed of a reciprocating compressor, The mean velocity shows the vortical characteristic of this flow. It is found that the back flow is affected by the height of reed valve of reciprocating compressor.