Best Paper Award at the 6th International Seminar on ORC Power Systems
The paper “Shock losses and pitot tube measurements in non-ideal supersonic and subsonic flows of organic vapors” by Camilla Conti, Alberto Fusetti, Prof. Andrea Spinelli, Prof. Alberto Guardone just won the best paper award at the 6th International Seminar on ORC Power Systems (ORC2021).
The work reports extensive experimental campaigns involving the first ever L-shaped Pitot tube measurements in non-ideal subsonic and supersonic flows of siloxane MM vapor, a fluid commonly employed in high-temperature Organic Rankine Cycles for renewable energy applications. Testing was carried out on the Test-Rig for Organic Vapors (TROVA) at Politecnico di Milano, a unique blow-down wind tunnel at CREA lab, an interdisciplinary laboratory between the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology and the Energy Department.
The paper can be freely accessed at: https://mediatum.ub.tum.de/doc/1633108/1633108.pdf