Reynolds Number Effects on Statistics and Structure of an Isothermal Reacting Turbulent Wall-Jet
2014 (English)In: Flow Turbulence and Combustion, ISSN 1386-6184, E-ISSN 1573-1987, Vol. 92, no 4, 931-945 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Three-dimensional direct numerical simulation (DNS) is used to investigate the effects of changing the Reynolds number on dynamics of a reacting turbulent wall-jet. The flow is compressible and a single-step isothermal global reaction is considered. At the inlet, fuel and oxidizer enter the domain separately in a non-premixed manner. In this study, the bulk Reynolds number of the flow, in terms of the inlet quantities, varies from Re = 2000 to Re = 6000, which results in a comparable change in friction Reynolds numbers. The DNS database in Pouransari et al. (Phys. Fluids 23(085104), 2011) is used for the lower Reynolds number case and for the higher Reynolds number case, a new DNS is performed. One of the main objectives of this study is to compare the influences of changing the Reynolds number of the isothermal flow with the heat-release effects caused by the chemical reaction, that we studied earlier in Pouransari et al. (Int. J. Heat Fluid Flows 40, 65-80, 2013). While, both turbulent and flame structures become finer at the higher Reynolds number, the effect of decreasing the Reynolds number and adding the combustion heat release are compared with each other and found to be similar for some aspects of the flow, but are not always the same.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 92, no 4, 931-945 p.
Reynolds number effects, Turbulent, Combustion, Mixing scales, Wall-jet
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-147028DOI: 10.1007/s10494-014-9539-3ISI: 000336310800006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84901300211OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-147028DiVA: diva2:728559
QC 201406242014-06-242014-06-232015-02-25Bibliographically approved