Olinger, David J
Van de Ven, James D
The project investigates the use of a liquid-piston to optimize the efficiency of gas compression. Literature review was conducted to understand the thermal-fluids and heat-transfer processes associated with the liquid-piston, followed by the development of a numerical model on Matlab of a liquid-piston compressor. The model was utilized towards modifying properties for enhancing the heat-transfer within the system. The scope of this project included identifying the optimal operating characteristics of the liquid-piston compressor and establishing a foundation for future research.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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