Screw Compressors

Mathematical Modelling and Performance Calculation

  • Nikola Stosic
  • Ian K. Smith
  • Ahmed Kovacevic

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Pages 1-18
  3. Pages 117-117
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 119-138

About this book


The first part of "Screw Compressors" gives a review of recent developments in screw compressor design.

The second part presents a generalized mathematical definition of screw machine rotors and describes some well known lobe shapes in detail.

The third part treats the mathematical modelling of the thermodynamics and fluid mechanics of compression and expansion processes. This includes discussion of the issues addressed in order to be able to predict the optimum rotor size and speed and built-in volume ratio and, in the case of oil flooded machines, the injection position and jet diameter.

The fourth and fifth parts discuss the principles used and describe the application of the analytical procedures and rotor profiling techniques, presented in the earlier chapters, to the design of a number of twin screw compressors, currently manufactured including the examples of combining expansion and compression in the same machine.


Mathematical Modelling Profil Rotor Screw Compressor design fluid mechanics mechanics

Authors and affiliations

  • Nikola Stosic
    • 1
  • Ian K. Smith
    • 1
  • Ahmed Kovacevic
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Engineering and Mathematical SciencesCity UniversityLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-24275-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-26228-2
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