Title

Vortex Tube

Presenter Information

Noah Lizotte

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

16-5-2013

End Date

16-5-2013

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to improve the Hilsch-Ranque Vortex Tube by designing the system to achieve hotter and colder temperature air from a portable air source. In order to complete this task, research was conducted to ensure a complete understanding of the system. After which, using current materials that can be purchased at a store, a new and improved working design could be made. Colder and hotter temperatures can be obtained by the newly developed spiral chamber. After the design is finished and the system is constructed, testing will commence in order to determine the air temperatures the system will obtain. Furthermore, calculations will be made to determine the entropy and enthalpy of the vortex tube. Overall, this project will achieve a great learning experience for this engineer and will fulfill the senior project requirements for the mechanical engineering program at Central Washington University.

Poster Number

6

Faculty Mentor(s)

Charles Pringle

Additional Mentoring Department

Industrial and Engineering Technology

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Vortex Tube

SURC Ballroom C/D

The purpose of this project is to improve the Hilsch-Ranque Vortex Tube by designing the system to achieve hotter and colder temperature air from a portable air source. In order to complete this task, research was conducted to ensure a complete understanding of the system. After which, using current materials that can be purchased at a store, a new and improved working design could be made. Colder and hotter temperatures can be obtained by the newly developed spiral chamber. After the design is finished and the system is constructed, testing will commence in order to determine the air temperatures the system will obtain. Furthermore, calculations will be made to determine the entropy and enthalpy of the vortex tube. Overall, this project will achieve a great learning experience for this engineer and will fulfill the senior project requirements for the mechanical engineering program at Central Washington University.