Griffith University PhD candidate Mohammad Arqam delivered a presentation based on research conducted during the development of Unicla International’s eDrive compressors at the ASHRAE Winter Conference in Orlando, Florida, this month.
Arqam, currently based at the Gold Coast campus of Griffith University, worked with Unicla on thermal mass transfer modelling during design of the eDrive’s new electric drive motor.
Unicla International director of global marketing and technical support, Mark Mitchell, said it was decided to also “go back to basics and look at the swashplate working assembly from a mathematical perspective in relation to its suitability for connection to an electric motor”.
“The paper presented by Arqam is one of the early calculations that we did way back in the beginning of that project two years ago,” he added.
“It’s a great paper, and well done Arqam on a good presentation at ASHRAE.”
Unicla and Griffith jointly submitted the paper to ASHRAE and were chosen – from a field of applicants – to present the findings in front of the ASHRAE Winter Conference.
The opportunity to present at ASHRAE is a reflection of Unicla’s high technical capabilities and determination to carry its more than five decades of experience in developing and manufacturing robust yet smooth-running compressors into the electrified future.
“It’s a real honour to be invited to ASHRAE to do that,” said Mark Mitchell.