vortex tube


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vortex tube

[′vȯr‚teks ‚tüb]
(fluid mechanics)
A tubular surface consisting of the collection of vortex lines which pass through a small closed curve. Also known as vortex.
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shortened proportional to 1/r and filling all the vortex tube of radius re.
The Vortex Tube (VT) is a specially designed cylindrical device with no moving parts.
The vortex tube is the key to producing cold air from room-temperature shop compressed air.
Linderstrom--Lang showed that those divergent results through the variation of some constructive parameters, the length of the vortex tube and the diameter of the orifices, for which the separation is caused only by the centrifugation effect.
The gradual fragmentation was performed in the vortex tube ad an appropriate parameter [3, 4] allows the representation of the degree of fragmentation depending on the non-dimensional parameter, for various experimental results.
The energy separation effect of a vortex tube is often called the Ranque-Hilsch effect in honor of Georges J.
A stainless steel vortex tube converts an ordinary supply of compressed air into two low-pressure streams, one hot and one cold.
This air is sent in a spiral down the vortex tube where a portion escapes through a valve and forms the hot air stream.
ITW Vortec was founded in 1961 as "Fulton Cryogenics" with the Vortex Tube as the founding technology.
Then the linear density of the vortex tube for vacuum will be:
The model features dual vortex tube cooling units, each with its own reliable mechanical thermostat to pro vide two-stage levels of refrigeration.
Vortex Tube Water Purification Device designed by Samuel Harrington, a senior at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute who designed a two-chamber water purifier that allows for instant water access and easy transport.