Numerical Study of the Inlet Conditions Influence on Laminar Plane Wall Jets


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In this paper, we present a numerical investigation of a laminar isothermal plane two dimensional wall jets. Special attention has been paid to the effect of the inlet conditions at the nozzle exit on the flow thermal characteristics in forced convection regime. Two velocities profiles at the nozzle exit are used: uniform profile and parabolic profile. The system of equations governing the studied configuration is solved with a finite difference scheme and an implicit scheme, for numerical stability we use a staggered non uniform grid. The obtained results show, first, that the inlet conditions affect the flow in the immediate neighbourhood of the nozzle (core region) in which the flow is governed mainly by the inertias forces. At the established region the results become independent of the flow inlet conditions.



Defect and Diffusion Forum (Volumes 273-276)

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Prof. Andreas Öchsner and Prof. Graeme E. Murch




A. Mokni et al., "Numerical Study of the Inlet Conditions Influence on Laminar Plane Wall Jets", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 273-276, pp. 406-412, 2008

Online since:

February 2008