Enhancement of Wall Jet Transport Properties

NREL (Inventor)

    Research output: Patent


    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 confinesand directs the flow of air, such as by rotating a disk on an axis transverse to the flow of air in the duct.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Patent number5,599,229
    StatePublished - 1997

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/PT-22895


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