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Numerical Investigation Into Flow and Acoustic Performances of Intake Mufflers in Reciprocating Compressor
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Numerical Investigation Into Flow and Acoustic Performances of Intake Mufflers in Reciprocating Compressor
Kim, Sanghyeon; Cheong, Cheolung; Park, Jaeseong; Kim, Haeseung; Lee, Hyojae;
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 Abstract
In a reciprocating compressor, highly impulsive pressure fluctuations induced by a reciprocating piston give rise to serious noise and vibration problems. A muffler is frequently used to reduce this impulsive noise, but also has adverse effects on compressor performance due to additional pressure drop and heat transfer of refrigerants through it. Therefore, the flow and acoustic performances of mufflers used in a compressor should be considered simultaneously. In this study, both of flow and acoustic performances of mufflers are investigated using computational fluid dynamic techniques by solving full three-dimensional compressible Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes equations. For validation purpose, the numerical method is initially applied to predict the transmission loss of a simple expansion muffler, and its predicted results show good agreements with theoretical and experimental results. Then, the flow and acoustic performances of an existing muffler is numerically investigated. On the basis of the analysis results, a new muffler is purposed and its performances are compared with the existing one. Improved performances of the new muffler are confirmed.
 Keywords
Acoustics;Compressor;Flow;Muffler;Mass Flow Rate;Noise Reduction;Transmission Loss;
 Language
Korean
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