A review on the vortex tube geometrical affecting paramters

Keywords: Ranque-Hilsch review, Vortex tube configuration, Injection nozzle


One of the increased usability energy separation devices that deals with the compressed fluids such as the air, the water and several Refrigerants is the Ranque-Hilsch vortex tube due to its simple operating principle to separate the compressed fluid to two hot and cold streams. The aim of the current paper is to review the Ranque-Hilsch tube flow separation most affecting geometrical parameters hat are conducted numerically and experimentally such as the injection nozzles configuration, the vortex tube orifice to the nozzle’s dimensional ratio and also the vortex tube configuration in addition to the optimum conical valve angle.


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Author Biography

Mustafa Abdulhussain, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq


Mustafa Abdulhussain received his M.Sc. degree in as well as his B.Sc. degree in Thermal Power field of Mechanical Engineering from University of Baghdad, in 1994 and 1997, respectively. Since 2005 he has been a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Technology, where currently he works in the air conditioning and refrigeration branch. He is one of the teaching staff in the subjects of CAD (Solidworks) and CAE (ANSYS). His scientific research interests focus on CFD simulation in the moving boundary cases and the two-phase flow. He published several scientific papers in international and national journals.

How to Cite
Abdulhussain, M. (2020) “A review on the vortex tube geometrical affecting paramters”, Journal of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, 4(1), pp. 69-88. doi: 10.30464/jmee.2020.4.1.69.
Energy Engineering