Fuzzy Modeling of Performance of Counterflow Ranque-Hilsch Vortex Tubes with Different Geometric Constructions

Dincer K., Tasdemir S., Baskaya Ş., Ucgul I., Uysal B. Z.

NUMERICAL HEAT TRANSFER PART B-FUNDAMENTALS, vol.54, no.6, pp.499-517, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


In this article, we present the development of a fuzzy expert system (FES) for fuzzy modeling of the performance of counterflow Ranque-Hilsch vortex tubes for different geometric constructions. Experimental values were obtained from a detailed experimental investigation. With these experimental values, FES models of the Ranque-Hilsch vortex tube behavior were designed using the MATLAB 6.5 fuzzy logic toolbox in Windows XP running on an Intel 3.0-Ghz PC. For this process P, N, , and L/D were chosen as input and Th, Tc, T as output parameters. FES results agree well with experimental data. It was found that the coefficient of multiple determination (R2 value) between the actual and fuzzy predicted data is Th=0.9801, the R2 value for Tc values is 0.9841, and the R2 value for T values is 0.9748.