Study on involute of circle with variable radii in a scroll compressor

Yangguang Liu, Ching-Hua Hung*, Yuchoung Chang

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A geometric model of scroll profiles, constructed from an involute of circle with variable radii, has been developed by using the theorem of planar orbiting mechanisms. Parametric studies have also been investigated in this study. When compared to the conventional scroll profile with the same suction volume, volume ratio and housing size, this new model demonstrates better reliability and efficiency because of a lower wrap height. Alternatively, a scroll type compressor with a more compact housing size can be achieved by using this new profile but keeping its wrap height the same as the conventional one. Furthermore, arc and line modifications have been built to provide wider design varieties. These are used to avoid interference at the center of the scroll pair and to boost the volume ratio of this new scroll profile.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1520-1536
Number of pages17
JournalMechanism and Machine Theory
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2010


  • Involute of circle
  • Scroll compressor
  • Variable radii

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