Nozzle

A nozzle is a device designed to control the direction or characteristics of a fluid flow (especially to increase velocity) as it exits (or enters) an enclosed chamber or pipe via an orifice.

A nozzle is often a pipe or tube of varying cross sectional area, and it can be used to direct or modify the flow of a fluid (liquid or gas). Nozzles are frequently used to control the rate of flow, speed, direction, mass, shape, and/or the pressure of the stream that emerges from them.

Other articles related to "nozzle, nozzles":

Atomizer Nozzle
... An atomizer nozzle is an aspirator nozzle for producing a fine spray of a liquid based on the Venturi effect ...
Altitude Compensating Nozzles
... Aerospike engine Plug nozzle Expanding nozzle Single expansion ramp nozzle Stepped nozzle Expansion deflection nozzle Nozzle extension ...
Abrasive Jet Machining - Process - Equipment
... The gas passes through a convergent-divergent nozzle before entering the mixing chamber, and then exits through a convergent nozzle ... The nozzle can be hand held or mounted in a fixture for automatic operations ... Nozzles must be highly resistant to abrasion and are typically made of tungsten carbide or synthetic sapphire ...
Lynx (spacecraft) - Description - Lynx XR-5K18 Engine
... The engine chamber and regenerative nozzle are cooled by RP-1 The development program of the XCOR Lynx 5K18 LOX/kerosene engine reached a major ... Integrated test firings of the engine/nozzle combination have demonstrated the ability of the "aluminum nozzle to withstand the high temperatures of rocket-engine exhaust over numerous tests, with no ... The tests validated the design, materials and manufacturing processes used in the nozzle." Importantly, the 5K18 engine tests have "laid a foundation for scaling the design to EELV-size ...
Nozzle - Types - Shaping
... Some nozzles are shaped to produce a stream that is of a particular shape ... This nozzle is typically referred to as a die ...