Effects of Noncircular Inlet on the Flow Structures in Turbulent Jets


Turbulent jet flows with noncircular nozzle inlet are investigated by using a Reynolds Stress Model. In order to analyze the effects of noncircular inlet, the cross section of inlet are selected as circular, square, and equilateral triangular shape. The jet half-width, vorticity thickness, and developments of the secondary flow are presented. From the result, it is confirmed that the secondary flows of square and equilateral triangular nozzle are more vigorous than that of the circular jet. This development of secondary flows is closely related to the variations of vortical motions in axial and azimuthal directions.

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Kim, W. and Park, T. (2013) Effects of Noncircular Inlet on the Flow Structures in Turbulent Jets. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics, 1, 37-42. doi: 10.4236/jamp.2013.16008.

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