Engineers are trying to design a scroll compressor which covers wide range of speed to realize an efficient and compact air-conditioning system. Recently, a motor with inverter technology has been driven from 15 to 150 Hz in an advanced scroll compressor. The importance of design for a crankshaft and journal bearings has been emphasized in this trend because the lubrication characteristics are greatly affected by the operating speed. In this study, the lubrication characteristics of journal bearings in a scroll compressor are analyzed considering deflections and dynamics of a crankshaft. The Reynolds equation is solved using the finite difference method to determine the pressure distribution of journal bearings, and then deflections of the crankshaft and its four-degrees-of-freedom motions are calculated by the finite element method and the fourth-order Runge–Kutta method, respectively. It is confirmed from the results that the crankshaft deflections significantly affect the minimum clearance of journal bearings.
|Translated title of the contribution||Analysis of journal bearings in a scroll compressor considering deflections and dynamics of the crankshaft|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||International Journal of Refrigeration|
|Publication status||Published - 2018 Sep|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The authors would like to express sincere gratitude to LG Electronics for their close cooperation and financial support.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Building and Construction
- Mechanical Engineering