Characteristics of planar counter current shear flow in dump geometry

Prasad Kalghatgi, Sumanta Acharya, Paul J Strykowski, Matt J Anderson

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Abstract

Countercurrent shear can be used in engineering applications to control flow structure and mixing. In the present paper a planar countercurrent shear flow is studied numerically using Large Eddy Simulation. Mean flow characteristics at a primary-jet Reynolds number of 14700 are studied for three values of a key parameter, the secondary to primary jet mass flow ratio (m s /m p), chosen to match reported measurements. The predicted flow results of time averaged flow field, Strouhal number and turbulence characteristics are compared with the experimentally available data. A change in instability modes is observed at mass flow ratios above m s /m p = 0.27 with more than 100% increase in the turbulence levels and distinct changes in spectral characteristics. Detailed spectral records along with landau modeling are used as evidence of existence of self excited global mode beyond a critical velocity ratio i n the flow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2011
Pages109-119
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
EventASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2011 - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2011Nov 17 2011

Publication series

NameASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2011
Volume1

Other

OtherASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period11/11/1111/17/11

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