Centre for Positive Displacement

Compressor Technology 



Centre Goals:

Professors Ian K. Smith and Nikola Stosic aided by a team of designers, research assistants and experimental officers, have carried out advisory work, investigations and complete design and development programmes on compressors and their associated equipment for companies throughout the world including the UK, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Finland, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the USA. 

The Centre has the backing of more than 50 chartered engineers of City University School of Engineering with support from technicians with test cells, laboratory and workshop facilities. Together, they offer a full range of services to the compressor and allied component industries. 

Services offered are: Preliminary project evaluation, Software development, Fault investigation, Thermodynamic and fluid flow studies, Stress analysis, Instrumentation and control, Noise prevention and elimination, Full product design and development 

Centre Staff:

Professor Ian K. Smith, Director

Professor N. Stosic, Chair in Positive Displacement Compressor Technology

Professor A. Kovacevic, Howden Chair in Engineering Design

Dr E Mujic, Research Engineer

Professor N Stosic, Professor A Kovacevic, Dr C A Aldis and Professor Ian K Smith 

Visiting Staff since 1996:

I. McCimmie, Research Assistant

K. VenuMadhav, Elgi India, Visitng Research Fellow

Professor L Li, Xi’an Jaotang University, China, Visiting Research Fellow

Professor V. Supin, Xi’an Jaotang University, China, Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Xuyuan Peng, Xi’an Jaotang University, China, Visiting Research Fellow

Dr G. H. Lee, Doowon University, Korea, Visiting Research Fellow

Mr W M Zhang, Dalian Refrigeration China, Visiting Research Fellow

Mr J Liu, Dalian Refrigeration China, Visiting Research Fellow

Mr J Z Cheng, Dalian Refrigeration China, Visiting Research Fellow

Mr J. M. Sun, Dalian Refrigeration China, Visiting Research Fellow

A. D. Carlsson, KTH, Sweden, Research Student

G. Karagiorgios, PhD Student

A Topcic, Research Engineer

S Zagorac, PhD Student

K Venu Madhav, PhD Student

E Mujic, PhD Student

D Guerrato, PhD Student

A Panesar, PhD Student

C Okezue, PhD Student

Main Users of the Centre Services:

Agroholodmash,  Izhevsk, Russia

Airplus, Inchoon, Korea

Arsenal, St Petersburg, Russia,

AC Compressors, Appleton, WI, U.S.A

Avtovaz, Togliatti, Russia

Carrier, Syracuse, NY, U.S.A.

Drum International, Bradford, U.K.

Dresser-Rand, Wakefield, U.K.

Dalian Refrigeration, Dalian, China

TDI, Aarhus, Danemark (Kobelco, Japan)

Eaton Copressors, U.S.A.

Elgi, Coimbatore, India

Frascold, Milano, Italy

Frick-India, New Delhi, India

Gardner Denver, Quincy , IL, U.S.A.

GHH Oberhausen, Germany

Kim Engineering, Seoul, Korea

Komsan, Istanbul, Turkey

Magnum Powers, Oregon, U.S.A.

Pars, Isfahan Iran

QinetiQ, Farnborrough, U.K.

Refcomp, Italy

Trane, La Crosse, WI, U.S.A.

Tutthill, U.S.A.

VMC Italia, Creazzo, Italy

Wilksch Airmotive, Buckingham, U.K.

Wittig, Germany

Email: N.Stosic@city.ac.uk