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Enhancement of wall jet transport properties

United States Patent

5,599,229
February 4, 1997
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By enhancing the natural instabilities in the boundary layer and in the free shear layer of a wall jet, the boundary is minimized thereby increasing the transport of heat and mass. Enhancing the natural instabilities is accomplished by pulsing the flow of air that creates the wall jet. Such pulsing of the flow of air can be accomplished by sequentially occluding and opening a duct that confines and directs the flow of air, such as by rotating a disk on an axis transverse to the flow of air in the duct.
Claunch; Scott D. (Broomfield, CO), Farrington; Robert B. (Golden, CO)
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO)
08/ 436,144
May 8, 1995
The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC3683CH10093 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a Division of Midwest Research Institute.