Date of Award
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)
Dr. Mohammad O. Hamdan
Dr. Salah Addin Al-Omari
Prof. Mohamed Younes El-Saghir Selim
Through experimental investigation, this study is offering a closer look into the performance of the vortex tube energy separation and a better understanding of the effect of the vortex tube length, diameter and internal tapering angle on the energy separation. Also the study addresses the effect of inlet pressure on the performance of the vortex tube and the effect of different working fluids (Air, H2 and O2). The vortex tube is a thermal static tube that was discovered by the French scientist George Ranque in 1933 and it is used to separate compressed gas flow into two different streams: one stream is colder than the inlet flow while the other is hotter than the inlet flow. Although the device has been investigated by many researchers, no consensus has yet been reached regarding the underlying phenomenon. The current study is shedding light on the underlying phenomenon and is offering an analytical model to describe the energy separation in the vortex tube based on centrifugal forces. The study reports the Coefficient of Performance ( ) of the vortex tube considering the device as an air-conditioning device utilizing the cold outlet flow and as a heat pump utilizing the hot outlet flow. Keywords:
Omar Owiemer, Ali Salah Omar Owiemer, "EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATE GAS SEPARATION USING RANUEHILSCH VORTEX TUBE" (2015). Theses. 17.