Title

The Steady Horizontal Flow of a Wall Jet into a Large-Width Cavity

Abstract

This paper treats the steady flow of a wall jet into a large-width cavity for which the primary axis is normal to the direction of the jet inflow. Numerical solutions of the two-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations are computed for inlet Reynolds numbers of 10 to 50 and tank width to inlet height ratios of 16 to 128. The length and velocity scales of the wall jet boundary layer exhibit close agreement with the classic wall jet similarity solution and published experimental data but the width of the region for which the comparison proves to be favorable has a limited extent. This departure from a self-similar evolution of the wall jet is shown to result from the finite domain width and its influence on the large recirculation cell located immediately above the wall jet boundary layer.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Flow (Dynamics); Cavities; Boundary Layers; Inflow; Reynolds Number; Navier-Stokes Equations

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1998 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), All rights reserved.

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