# NOZZLE AND DIFFUSER-2

NOZZLE AND DIFFUSER-2

Keywords: Nozzle-diffuser-efficiency-velocity coefficient

COMPARISON OF NOZZLES AND DIFFUSER

Nozzle                                                 DIFFUSER

Boundary layer is thin                      Boundary layer is thick.

Has negligible friction                      Has more friction.

More efficient                                       Less efficient

No shock formation                          Chances of shock formation

VELOCITY OF STEAM AT ANY SECTION OF THE NOZZLE

v2=C [k(H1– H2)]0.5

Without friction C = 44.72  and k =1

With friction C = 44.72  and k is the friction factor =0.7 to 0.9

k is also called friction coefficient or nozzle efficiency

VELOCITY COEFFICIENT

It is the ratio of actual exit velocity to isotropic exit velocity for a certain same pressure drop

cv = Actual velocity/ isotropic velocity

=√actual enthalpy drop/isotropic enthalpy drop

=√η = square root of efficiency√

EFFICIENCY OF THE NOZZLE

It is a ratio of Actual enthalpy drop to  isotropic enthalpy drop between the same inlet and outlet pressures.

η = Actual enthalpy drop/  isentropic enthalpy drop

FACTORS ON WHICH THE EFFICIENCY OF A NOZZLE DEPENDS

1. Material of the nozzle
2. Inside surface condition of the nozzle
3. Nature of the fluid flowing through the nozzle
4. Size and shape of the nozzle
5. Reynolds number of the flow
6. Angle of divergence
7. Orientation of the nozzle

DESIGN OF A STEAM NOZZLE

Data required

• Inlet pressure and the condition of the steam
• Back pressure
• Mass flow rate

STEPS

• Find the back pressure by the standard relation

pb = pi (2/(n+1))(n/(n-1)

• If this calculated back pressure is more than the given back pressure, then the nozzle is a convergent nozzle.
• If this calculated back pressure is less than the given back pressure, then the nozzle is a convergent-divergent

Dimensions of the nozzle are calculated from the mass flow rate and the condition of the steam at inlet, throat and outlet of the nozzle. Mass flow rate is constant at the inlet, throat and outlet.

Area = m. sp. Volume/velocity

A = π d2/4

HIGHLIGHTS OF A NOZZLE

1. Sonic velocity = C* =√γRT
2. Critical pressure ratio
• Isen-tropic process

P*/p = [2/(γ+1)]γ/(γ—1)

• Actual process

P*/p = [2/(n+1)]n/(n—1)

1. Mach number

M = actual velocity/sonic velocity

Sonic velocity = 332 m/s

1. Relation between stagnation and static (local ) temperature

T0 /T = 1 + (γ—1) M2/2

1. There is increase in velocity in the convergent portion called nozzle.
2. The velocity decreases in the divergent portion called diffuser.
3. As steam is expanding, velocity at any section of the nozzle

C = 44.72     Without friction

C = 44.72     With friction, k is the friction factor =0.7 to 0.9

1. If the steam expands from pressure p1 and volume v1 to pressure p2

c2 =     2{[(n/(n-1)] [pv1 –p2v2]}0.5

1. Maximum rate of flow or Discharge occurs when critical pressure ratio is achieved.
2. Friction reduces the enthalpy drop and hence the velocity at the outlet.
3. Normally it is assumed that there is no friction in the nozzle. There is friction in the diffuser only.