Doklady Physics

, Volume 63, Issue 6, pp 235–238 | Cite as

Flow Structure in a Ranque−Hilsch Vortex Tube

  • D. G. Akhmetov
  • T. D. AkhmetovEmail author
  • V. A. Pavlov


The structure of twisted flow in a Ranque−Hilsch vortex tube is investigated experimentally by modeling gas flow with an incompressible fluid flow. The velocity field is measured with a laser Doppler anemometer in the entire volume of the vortex chamber. The streamline pattern, which gives a complete presentation of the flow structure in the Ranque−Hilsch tube, is plotted in the axial section of the chamber. The resulting streamline pattern can serve as a basis for explaining the physical mechanism of the Ranque effect.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. G. Akhmetov
    • 1
  • T. D. Akhmetov
    • 2
    Email author
  • V. A. Pavlov
    • 3
  1. 1.Lavrent’ev Institute of Hydrodynamics, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  3. 3.Kutateladze Institute of Thermal Physics, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

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