Performance Evaluation of Energy Separators.
Final rept. 1 Sep 71-31 Mar 73,
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON D C SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE
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A study was conducted of the potential merits of a new kind of energy spearator for aircraft environment control applications. The new energy separator is considerably smaller and more efficient than the Ranque-Hilsch vortex tube, in that its operation is based on the utilization of interface pressure,rather than viscous, forces. It is also much smaller and lighter, for any given refrigeration capacity, than conventional refrigeration turbomachines, and has the added advantage of not requiring an external heat sink, thus eliminating one of the major problems of environment control in high-speed aircraft.
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