Positive Displacement Machines
Modern Design Innovations and Tools

Coordinators: Sultan Ibrahim, Phung Truong

Language: Anglais
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The Positive Displacement Machine Handbook explains the design and workings of a wide range of positive displacement pumps, compressors and gas expanders. Positive displacement machines are based on the concept of changing the volume available for fluid processing in a manner which produces matching variations in the pressure of that fluid. This is achieved by the use of mechanical linkages specially designed to optimise the pressure-volume relationships in order for the machine to perform efficiently.

Presented at a mathematical and technical level, the most influential research in this field over the past decade or so is examined, along with best practice from industry. The work featured here highlights the importance of using the latest computation techniques, and following proper design procedure to achieve the desired outcome.



  • Explains how these machines work on a fundamental level, helping the reader build a holistic understanding which aids complex problem solving
  • Describes how to mathematically model the performance of pumps, compressors and gas expanders
  • Provides advice on how to design and optimise positive displacement machines to match a given application

1. Introduction 2. The Five-bar Geared Variable Stroke Linkage 3. Crank Mechanism with Variable Stroke 4. Hinged Engine with Variable Compression Ratio 5. Axial Piston Machines 6. Geometric Problems in Positive Displacement Machines 7. Geometric Design of Limaçon Machines 8. Single Screw Machine 9. Twin-screw Machines 10. Gerotor Pump 11. Vane Pumps 12. Scroll Machines 13. Analysis for Manufacture 14. Rotor Profile Design Based on the Normal-rack Generation Method 15. Influence of Process Parameter on Screw Rotor Profiles 16. Tolerance Allocation for Sliding Vane Compressors 17. Geometric Design for Internal Cycloid Gears 18. Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing of Scroll Compressors 19. Dynamic Analysis of the Positive Displacement Machines 20. Mathematical Model of Slider-link Driven Machines 21. Analysis, Design, and Modelling of Rotary Vane Engines (RVE) 22. Vibration of Wobble Plate Machines 23. Optimisation of Wobble Plate Machines 24. Design and Optimisation of Rolling Piston Machines

Ibrahim Sultan is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Science and Technology at Federation University, Australia. His research interests include Mechanism Analysis and Design, Positive Displacement Machinery, Energy Generation and Efficiency, and Robot Kinematics and Calibration.
Truong Phung is a fulltime lecturer at the Faculty of Science and Technology at Federation University, Australia, where he teaches and works on research projects in the field of positive displacement machines.