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Optimal Parametric Model for Vortex Tube Using DOE

[+] Author Affiliations
Basel Alsayyed, Mohammad O. Hamdan, Emad Elnajjar

United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE

Paper No. IMECE2011-63893, pp. 711-715; 5 pages
  • ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 6: Fluids and Thermal Systems; Advances for Process Industries, Parts A and B
  • Denver, Colorado, USA, November 11–17, 2011
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5492-1
  • Copyright © 2011 by ASME


In this study, a vortex tube geometric parametric model will be developed and the parameters will be considered as factors that affect the performance of a vortex tube. SolidWorks is used to generate parametric models; Minitab is used for Design Of Experiments (DOE) combination setups. A 3D printer is used to produce a physical model of the vortex tube to fit each of the DOE combinations. The study reports the effect of different geometric parameters on the cooling/heating load and the outlet temperature. The geometric parameters are investigated by measuring temperatures, pressures and mass flow rates for the inlet and hot/cold outlet flow. Two key factors were considered, namely mass fraction and angle of nozzle. Response factors analyzed are the maximum hot temperature (THMax) and the minimum cold temperature (TCMin).

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Topics: Vortices



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