|Publication number||WO2012108953 A1|
|Publication date||16 Aug 2012|
|Filing date||6 Feb 2012|
|Priority date||9 Feb 2011|
|Publication number||PCT/2012/66, PCT/US/12/000066, PCT/US/12/00066, PCT/US/2012/000066, PCT/US/2012/00066, PCT/US12/000066, PCT/US12/00066, PCT/US12000066, PCT/US1200066, PCT/US2012/000066, PCT/US2012/00066, PCT/US2012000066, PCT/US201200066, WO 2012/108953 A1, WO 2012108953 A1, WO 2012108953A1, WO-A1-2012108953, WO2012/108953A1, WO2012108953 A1, WO2012108953A1|
|Inventors||Marc Gregory ALLINSON, Phillip Royce MILLER|
|Applicant||Allinson Marc Gregory, Miller Phillip Royce|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (6), Classifications (4), Legal Events (3)|
|External Links: Patentscope, Espacenet|
TITLE OF INVENTION F.U.N. Tunnel(s) INVENTORS
Marc Gregory Allinson: Kingsville, MD Phillip Royce Miller: Joppa, MD CROSS REFERENCE
This Invention, The F.U.N Tunnel(s) claims the filing date of provisional patent 61/462,882 with priority filing date 02/09/2011 and provisional patent 61/463,558 with priority date 02/18/2011.
The present invention relates to venturi tunnel(s) used for a wide variety of industrial uses including but not limited to directing flows to, towards, from, in, and/or around electricity producing turbines and pipelines.
The de laval nozzle/venturi tunnel has been used in industry for many years to increase the mass flow rate of a compressible flows, however it does not work for incompressible flows. The F.U.N Tunnel(s) are a series of and/or single nozzle(s)/pipe(s)/turbine duct(s) capable of increasing the mass flow rate of incompressible and compressible flows including but not limited to water, liquid, gas, steam, and/or plasma to be used in any industrial application that would benefit from greater mass flow rate of incompressible or compressible flows including but not limited to ducts for turbines, nozzles, and/or pipes.
BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
The F.U.N. Tunnel(s) is a tested and proven single and/or series of nozzles/pipe(s)/turbine duct(s) designed to increase the mass flow rate of an incompressible and/or compressible flow to be used used in any industrial application including but not limited to ducts for turbines, nozzles, and pipes. DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
Note: Filled arrows mark direction of flow. All F.U.N Tunnel(s) can incorporate mixing nozzles.
FIG. 1A, IB, and 1C: These pictures depict some of the possible shapes of The F.U.N. Tunnel(s) that adhere to the invention claims.
FIG. 2: This image depicts a cross sectional diagram of The F.U.N. Tunnel(s). 9 marks the first venturi in the series and 10 marks the second venturi in the series. The arrow depicts the direction of flow through the tunnel(s) which is implied thereafter in all the drawings.
FIG. 3: This image depicts a cross sectional diagram of The F.U.N. Tunnel(s). 11, 12, and 13 mark a series of 3 Venturis.
FIG. 4: This figure depicts a cross sectional diagram of The F.U.N. Tunnel(s). 14 marks the entrance chamber, 15 marks the middle chamber, 16 marks the exit chamber. 17 marks the point of peak cross sectional area of the entrance chamber, 18 marks the first constriction point, 19 marks the point of peak cross sectional area of the middle chamber, 20 marks the second constriction point, and 21 marks the point of peak cross sectional area of the exit chamber; note the decreasing peak cross sectional areas of the chambers. 22 marks the midline of the tunnel(s) which can change position and direction.
FIG. 5: Figures 5A, 5B, and 5C depict cross sectional diagrams of a single venturi system(s) placed around The F.U.N. Tunnel(s) as set forth in claim 5. Brackets used to attach tunnel(s) together are not shown in the drawing due to the view needed to understand the drawing.
FIG. 6: This figure depicts a cross sectional diagram of two F.U.N. Tunnel(s) in an exit to entrance series; this configuration is possible due to the claims set forth in claims 5 and 6. Brackets used to attach tunnel(s) together are not shown in the drawing due to the required view.
FIG. 7: This figure depicts a cross sectional diagram of three F.U.N. Tunnel(s) arranged in an exit to entrance series with a fourth F.U.N. Tunnel(s) placed around the exit to entrance series; this is possible due to the claims set forth in claims 5 and 6. Brackets used to attach tunnel(s) together are not shown in the drawing due to the required view. FIG. 8: This figure depicts a cross sectional diagram of The F.U.N. Tunnel(s), being integrated into an additional type of flow augmenter, mixing nozzles can be integrated.
FIG. 9: F.U.N Tunnel(s) adjoined to other F.U.N Tunnel(s).
FIG. 10: A series of F.U.N Tunnel(s), more segments can be added to the series.
FIG. 11: A Series of F.U.N Tunnel(s) with a single venturi placed around the series, the single venturi can be replaced with a F.U.N Tunnel and more segments can be added.
FIG. 12: Multiple F.U.N Tunnel(s) adjoined to each other.
FIG. 13: A series of F.U.N Tunnel(s) with a single venturi placed around the series, more segments can be added.
FIG 14: A series of F.U.N Tunnels with a F.U.N Tunnel placed around the series, ore segments can be added.
FIG 15: The F.U.N Tunnel(s) integrated into a pipe.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
The F.U.N. Tunnel(s) are materially different from conventional venturi systems because it can increase the mass flow rate of in incompressible flow in addition to compressible flows.
The F.U.N. Tunnel(s) is a series and/or single pipe of pipe(s) is a single and/or series of pipes used to augment flows. The basic unit of this series of pipes is an open pipe(s) comprised of a converging entrance chamber, diverging then converging middle chamber(s), and a diverging exit chamber resulting in a pipe with multiple constriction points creating a series of Venturis with peak cross sectional areas of the chambers decreasing from entrance chamber to middle chamber(s) to exit chamber, thus generating a net decrease in pressure and a net increase in speed of the matter flowing through the length of the pipe, simply put the tunnel(s) generates an decrease of pressure and an increase of speed in matter flowing over a distance. This is accomplished because the pressure at the entrance of a venturi is lower than the pressure at the entrance of a previous venturi along the length of the invention. The function of the invention is to increase mass flow rate of incompressible and compressible flows.
Under the previously mentioned principles, the number of chambers can change, the position of the points of peak cross sectional areas can change position along the length and width of the tunnel(s), the length of Venturis in the series can change, the lengths of the chambers can change, the cross sectional shapes of the tunnel(s) can change, the magnitude/degree that the tunnel(s) converge and diverge can change, so long as the tunnel(s) walls maintain the proper converging and diverging angles and the peak cross sectional areas decrease from entrance chamber to the middle chamber(s) to the exit chamber such that the pressure at the point that one venturi ends in the pipe and another begins is lower than the pipes entrance pressure and the Venturis act as one system, not a series of Venturis, but a system known as F.U.N Tunnel(s). This system is capable of increasing the mass flow rate if an incompressible flow.
When connected to each other by any manner of bracket, magnet, or method of suspension in an exit to entrance series with other pipes of the same design, non-venturi pipes, and/or single/multiple Venturis, a system is created, furthermore pipes of the same design and/or single/multiple Venturis can be integrated inside, outside, before, after, and/or around the series. This series of pipes lowers the pressure of a flow and increases the speed of a flow over a distance. Mixing nozzles can be integrated into these series as a method of facilitating the mixing of the different speed flows. A number of these systems are depicted in the figures, all of which function to decrease the pressure and increase the speed to a greater degree than a single F.U.N. Tunnel. Just like the single F.U.N. Tunnel, the series of F.U.N, tunnels functions as a flow accelerator and pumping mechanism. The configuration of the system can change so long as the system still functions as previously described. This system is capable of increasing the mass flow rate of an incompressible flow.
The F.U.N. Tunnel(s) can augment the flow of water, gases, liquids, plasma, steam, particulate flows, compressible flows, incompressible flows, and any combination of matter, and can be composed and/or coated with any material needed to facilitate the flow of said matter.
The F.U.N Tunnel(s) can be directed toward each other and/or adjoined to each other.
The F.U.N. Tunnel can be used throughout industry wherever a flow is present, and wherever the industrial application can benefit from an increased mass flow rate. The surfaces of The F.U.N. Tunnel can be augmented depending on the intended application and so can the dimensions.
Some of the industrial uses include acting as, creating new, our being incorporated into including but not limited to turbine ducts, nozzles, pipelines, propulsion systems, pumps, coolant systems, combustion systems, whether liquid, water, gas, steam, and/or plasma.
The F.U.N. Tunnel can be integrated into existing systems, and utilize existing systems to augment the properties of its flow, including existing types of nozzles, turbine ducts, and/or flow augmenters.
Structures can be added to the systems to facilitate necessary industrial purpose.
Diffusers can be integrated in the system to decrease the speed and increase the pressure.
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