Design and Manufacture of Generalized Flow Profile-Producing Devices (Stream Vane)

A new method for the design and manufacture of flow conditioning devices has been developed. The devices are capable of producing any desired outlet flow profile consisting of total pressure and flow angle (swirl) distributions. The method utilizes new computational procedures for the aerodynamic and mechanical design of the device, providing improved accuracy for aerodynamic flow and expanded capabilities for producing a desired flow field. Along with increased capability, cost and time associated with producing the device are drastically reduced with respect to current practice. The method is capable of producing any arbitrary total pressure and swirl field, either individually or in combination.

Patent Information:
App Type Country Serial No. Patent No. File Date Issued Date Patent Status
US Utility *United States 14/795,545   7/9/2015   Prosecuting
Category(s):
Engineering
Devices
For Information, Contact:
David Irvin
Licensing Officer
Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
Davidi86@vt.edu
Inventors:
Anthony Ferrar
William Schneck
Walter O'brien
Kevin Hoopes
Justin Bailey
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