Design Integration for Screw Compressors

Authors: Kovačević A, Stošić N, Mujic E, Smith I
Where published:ASME 2005 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

DISCO – Design Integration for Screw Compressors is a tool interface for screw compressor design developed with aim to reduce intensive efforts and speed up the design process. This procedure connects software components required to produce three-dimensional CAD models and manufacturing drawings with calculation of thermodynamic process, fluid flow and solid structure stresses and strains. A number of input parameters required to describe a machine geometry and operating conditions is small and introduced only once for all of design software. Because of that, a control over the design process is easy to maintain. This allows that the modifications made to the compressor model in any of the design stages are cross referenced through all of software components. Such an approach saves both the computer resources and time when compared with a classical design processes.

Keywords:Computer Aided Design , design integration , screw compressor