Quasi-radial wall jets as a new concept in boundary layer flow control

Javadi, K ; Sharif University of Technology | 2018

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1080/14685248.2017.1384551
  3. Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd , 2018
  4. Abstract:
  5. This work aims to introduce a novel concept of wall jets wherein the flow is radially injected into a medium through a sector of a cylinder, called quasi-radial (QR) wall jets. The results revealed that fluid dynamics of the QR wall jet flow differs from that of conventional wall jets. Indeed, lateral and normal propagations of a conventional three-dimensional wall jet are via shear stresses. While, lateral propagation of a QR wall jet is due to mean lateral component of the velocity field. Moreover, discharged Arrays of conventional three-dimensional wall jets in quiescent air lead to formation of a combined wall jet at large distant from the nozzles, while QR wall jet immediately spread in lateral direction, meet each other and merge together very quickly in a short distance downstream of the jet nozzles. Furthermore, in discharging the conventional jets into an external flow, there is no strong interaction between them as they are moving parallel. While, in QR wall jets the lateral components of the velocity field strongly interact with boundary layer of the external flow and create strong helical vortices acting as vortex generators. © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
  6. Keywords:
  7. Boundary layer ; Flow control ; Quasi-radial wall jets ; Vortex generator ; Boundary layer ; Fluid dynamics ; Jet flow ; Shear stress ; Vortex
  8. Source: Journal of Turbulence ; Volume 19, Issue 1 , 2018 , Pages 25-48 ; 14685248 (ISSN)
  9. URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14685248.2017.1384551?journalCode=tjot20