Flow Asymmetry in Symmetric Multiple Impinging Jets: A Large Eddy Simulation Approach

N. Kharoua, L. Khezzar

Abstract


 A numerical study on in-line arrays of multiple turbulent round impinging jets on a flat heated plate was conducted. The Large Eddy Simulation turbulence model was used to capture details of the instantaneous and mean flow fields. The Reynolds number, based on the jets diameter, was equal to 20,000. In addition to flow features known from single jets, the interaction between the neighboring jets was successfully elucidated. Symmetry boundary conditions were imposed to reduce the computational domain to only a quarter. In accordance with previous numerical and experimental works, the asymmetry in the velocity field near to the impingement plate was also found to exist. LES showed oval imprints of the Nusselt number similar to experiments but with some discrepancies on the symmetry boundaries. The asymmetry, observed in previous experimental and numerical results, in the horizontal planes, parallel and close to the impingement wall, was confirmed. The recirculation zone responsible for asymmetry, known to develop due to the wall jets interaction, was seen in only one side of the diagonal formed by the central and the farthest jets.

 


Keywords


Multiple impinging jets, Large eddy simulation, Heat transfer, Turbulence

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24200/tjer.vol8iss2pp40-48

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