The scroll compressor is an ingenious machine used for compressing
air or refrigerant, which was originally invented in 1905 by Léon
Creux. The classical design consist of two nested identical
scrolls given by circle involutes, one of which is rotated through
180° with respect to the other. By specifying, not a
parametrization of the curve, but instead the radius of curvature
as a function of tangent direction and using the intrinsic
equation of a planar curve, the design can be changed in a way
that allows all relevant geometrical quantities to be calculated
in closed analytical form.

Number of pages | 14 |
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Publication status | Published - 1999 |
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