Direct numerical simulation of a plane turbulent wall-jet including scalar mixing
2007 (English)In: Physics of fluids, ISSN 1070-6631, E-ISSN 1089-7666, Vol. 19, no 6, 065102- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Direct numerical simulation is used to study a turbulent plane wall-jet including the mixing of a passive scalar. The Reynolds and Mach numbers at the inlet are Re=2000 and M=0.5, respectively, and a constant coflow of 10% of the inlet jet velocity is used. The passive scalar is added at the inlet enabling an investigation of the wall-jet mixing. The self-similarity of the inner and outer shear layers is studied by applying inner and outer scaling. The characteristics of the wall-jet are compared to what is reported for other canonical shear flows. In the inner part, the wall-jet is found to closely resemble a zero pressure gradient boundary layer, and the outer layer is found to resemble a free plane jet. The downstream growth rate of the scalar is approximately equal to that of the streamwise velocity in terms of the growth rate of the half-widths. The scalar fluxes in the streamwise and wall-normal direction are found to be of comparable magnitude. The scalar mixing situation is further studied by evaluating the scalar dissipation rate and the mechanical to mixing time scale ratio.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 19, no 6, 065102- p.
Turbulent plane wall-jet, Wall-jet mixing
Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-7748DOI: 10.1063/1.2732460ISI: 000247625900015ScopusID: 2-s2.0-34447313400OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-7748DiVA: diva2:12868
QC 201006212007-12-052007-12-052010-11-08Bibliographically approved