Centre for Positive Displacement
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
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
Professor L Li, Xi’an Jaotang University,
Professor V. Supin,
Dr Xuyuan Peng,
Dr G. H. Lee, Doowon University,
Mr W M Zhang, Dalian Refrigeration
Mr J Liu,
Mr J Z Cheng,
Mr J. M. Sun,
A. D. Carlsson, KTH,
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:
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
Trane, La Crosse, WI, U.S.A.
VMC Italia, Creazzo, Italy