Rational control by temperature in vortex energy separator under destabilizing effects

    Anatoly Kulik Affiliation
    ; Kostiantyn Dergachov Affiliation
    ; Sergiy Pasichnik Affiliation
    ; Dmytro Sokol Affiliation


The focus of this study is the arrangement of a rational control technique used to maintain the airflow temperature in a vortex energy separator (VES) under destabilizing effects. The objectives include the development of tools for the rational control of temperature in the cold and hot air flows of a VES. Methods used: Discrete state space, production rule statement, resolution of two-valued predicate equations, dichotomous trees, diagnosis, and recovery of dynamic objects. Problems settled: the studied features of the vortex energy separation process, architecture, and operation links of the rational control system were considered, mathematical models were deduced, and tools for diagnosing and recovering the efficiency of the vortex energy separator as a rational control object were developed. The scientific novelty of the study lies in the formation of instrumental tools to provide rational control of the airflow condition in the VES, where the control object is subjected to the substantial influence of various destabilizing effects.

Keyword : vortex energy separator, rational control, destabilizing effects, linear mathematical models, diagnosing, performance recovery

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Kulik, A., Dergachov, K., Pasichnik, S., & Sokol, D. (2023). Rational control by temperature in vortex energy separator under destabilizing effects. Aviation, 27(4), 234–241.
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