The effects of orifice nozzle number on heating and cooling performance of vortex tubes: An experimental study

Kirmaci V., ULUER O.

INSTRUMENTATION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, cilt.36, sa.5, ss.493-502, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 36 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/10739140802234923
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.493-502


In this study, the effects of the orifice nozzle number and the inlet pressure on the heating and cooling performance of the counter flow type vortex tube is investigated experimentally. The orifices are produced using the polyamide plastic material. Five orifices with 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 nozzles are manufactured. In this study, air is used as a fluid. In the experiments, for each of the orifices, inlet pressures were adjusted from 150kPa to 700kPa with 50kPa increments and the energy separation was investigated. During the experiments, cold mass fraction of the vortex tube that L/D ratio is 15, is held constant at 0.5. At the end of the experimental study, it is noted that the temperature gradient between the cold and hot fluid is decreased with increasing of the orifice nozzle number.