Numerical modelling of the velocity field of a plane jet flow at moderate jet exit Reynolds numbers

Mossad, Ruth and Deo, Ravinesh C. (2015) Numerical modelling of the velocity field of a plane jet flow at moderate jet exit Reynolds numbers. In: 11th International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process Industries, 7-9 Dec 2015, Melbourne, Australia.


A numerical prediction of the mean velocity distribution of a plane air jet issuing into the quiescent environment is conducted using the Standard k- , Realizable, k- and SST turbulent models. Different size meshes of approximately 8000, 1,760,000, and 5,000,000 grid points were used to guarantee the independence of the simulated flow from the mesh size factor. Various jet flow cases with Reynolds number based on the bulk mean velocity and the size of the inlet of 1500, 3000, 4400, 7100 and 10000 were modelled using the ANSYS-Fluent CFD software. A comparison of the simulated results with previous experimental measurements conducted using a hot wire anemometer showed relatively better agreement of the simulated velocity field with the experimental data when the Standard k-epsilon model was used, however the SST was tested only for the case of Reynolds number 1500 and it performed the best.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Additional Information: Copyright © 2015 CSIRO Australia. Permanent restricted access to Published version , in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2016 05:55
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 02:49
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091504 Fluidisation and Fluid Mechanics
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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