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Influence of Compressibility on the Helical Viscous Compressor

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Coda H. T. Pan

Millbury, MA 01527

J. Tribol 123(1), 108-117 (Jul 20, 2000) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1327581 History: Received March 01, 2000; Revised July 20, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Figures

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Inclined rectangular groove pattern
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Schematic of a helical viscous compressor
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Screw pump characteristics
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Screw compressor characteristics, Whipple pattern
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Screw compressor characteristics, Keating pattern
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Compressibility degradation
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Cross-pattern pressure profile versus pattern number
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Global pressure profile of conical bearing, negligible compressibility
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Global pressure profile of conical bearing, influence of pattern compressibility
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Pattern parameters on cone

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