Effect of primary jet geometry on ejector performance: a cold-flow investigation

Zare-Behtash, H. , Gongora-Orozco, N. and Kontis, K. (2011) Effect of primary jet geometry on ejector performance: a cold-flow investigation. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 32(3), pp. 596-607. (doi:10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2011.02.013)

Zare-Behtash, H. , Gongora-Orozco, N. and Kontis, K. (2011) Effect of primary jet geometry on ejector performance: a cold-flow investigation. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 32(3), pp. 596-607. (doi:10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2011.02.013)

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Abstract

The following cold-flow study examines the interaction of the diffracted shock wave pattern and the resulting vortex loop emitted from a shock tube of various geometries, with an ejector having a round bell-shaped inlet. The focus of the study is to examine the performance of the ejector when using different jet geometries (primary flow) to entrain secondary flow through the ejector. These include two circular nozzles with internal diameters of 15 mm and 30 mm, two elliptical nozzles with minor to major axis ratios of a/b = 0.4 and 0.6 with b = 30 mm, a square nozzle with side lengths of 30 mm, and two exotic nozzles resembling a pair of lips with axis ratios of a/b = 0.2 and 0.5 with b = 30 mm. Shock tube driver pressures of P4 = 4, 8, and 12 bar were studied, with the pressure of the shock tube driven section P1 being atmospheric. High-speed schlieren photography using the Shimadzu Hypervision camera along with detailed pressure measurements along the ejector and the impulse created by the ejector were conducted.

Item Type:Articles (Editorial)
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Zare-Behtash, Dr Hossein and Kontis, Professor Konstantinos
Authors: Zare-Behtash, H., Gongora-Orozco, N., and Kontis, K.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences
Journal Name:International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0142-727X
ISSN (Online):1879-2278
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2011 Elsevier
First Published:First published in International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow 32(3):596-607
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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