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CFD analysis and experimental investigations towards optimizing the parameters of Ranque-Hilsch vortex tube

Behera, Upendra and Paul, PJ and Kasthurirengan, S and Karunanithi, R and Ram, SN and Dinesh, K and Jacob, S (2005) CFD analysis and experimental investigations towards optimizing the parameters of Ranque-Hilsch vortex tube. In: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 48 (10). pp. 1961-1973.

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Abstract

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and experimental studies are conducted towards the optimization of the Ranque-Hilsch vortex tubes.Different types of nozzle profiles and number of nozzles are evaluated by CFD analysis. The swirl velocity, axial velocity and radial velocity components as well as the flow patterns including secondary circulation flow have been evaluated. The optimum cold end diameter (d(c)) and the length to diameter (L/D) ratios and optimum parameters for obtaining the maximum hot gas temperature and minimum cold gas temperature are obtained through CFD analysis and validated through experiments. The coefficient of performance (COP) of the vortex tube as a heat engineand as a refrigerator has been calculated.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Elsevier.
Keywords: Ranque-Hilsch vortex tube;CFD simulation;Experimental validation;Design parameters;Thermal performance
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Cryogenic Technology
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:19
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/3284

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