From Applications of Circulation Control Technologies: Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics, Volume 214

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Chapter 24: Coanda Effect and Circulation Control for Nonaeronautical Applications

Terence R. Day [*]
Vortex Dynamics Pty Ltd, Mount Tamborine, Queensland, Australia

Copyright 2005 by Terence R. Day. Published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., with permission.

I. Introduction

At the Coanda Effect/CC Workshop in Hampton, Virginia (March 16 17, 2004) 1 the question was posed, What are the roadblocks to further development? Those roadblocks may be a result of a failure to address certain deficiencies or an inability to find solutions. Examples of operational deficiencies are insufficient quantity of CC air, heavy, complicated air pumps, heavy, energywasting plumbing, and so on. To address some of these issues the author describes here a number of practical nonaeronautical devices employing the Coanda effect or Coanda/Circulation Control (CC), a novel high-volume pump and a novel fan to supply CC air.

These projects are proposed commercial outcomes for the Coanda effect and CC. The purpose is to describe these novel applications and propose that some creativity may be beneficial in promotion of the Coanda effect and CC to gain credibility in a wider arena than only within the Coanda effect/CC scientific community.

The overview papers in this book and other available literature2 ,3 contain adequate history and applications of the Coanda effect as it relates to CC and the present author will start from this platform of knowledge and show its applications to novel nonaeronautical situations.

[*]Consultant.

II. Applications

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