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Mixing and entrainment of transitional noncircular buoyant reactive plumes

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Three-dimensional spatial direct numerical simulation is used to investigate the evolution of reactive plumes established on non-circularsources. Simulations are performed for three cases: a rectangular plumewith an aspect ratio of 2:1, a square plume, and the square plume in acorner configuration. Buoyancy-induced large scale vortical structuresevolve spatially in the flow field. A stronger tendency of transition toturbulence is observed for the free rectangular plume than the freesquare case due to the aspect ratio effect. Dynamics of the cornersquare plume differs significantly from the corresponding free case dueto the enhanced mixing by the side-wall effects. A turbulent inertialsubrange has been observed for the free rectangular and corner squareplumes. Mean flow properties are also calculated. The study showssignificant effects of source geometry and side-wall boundary on theflow transition and entrainment of reactive plumes.

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Jiang, X. and Luo, K.H. (2001) Mixing and entrainment of transitional noncircular buoyant reactive plumes Flow Turbulence and Combustion, 67, (1), pp. 57-79. (doi:10.1023/A:1013539806013).

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Published date: 2001
Keywords: buoyancy, DNS, entrainment, mixing, non-premixed flame, reaction, transition
Organisations: Engineering Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 23097
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/23097
ISSN: 1386-6184
PURE UUID: bf528f21-1d12-425b-b1e5-5636bb6ec3c8

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Date deposited: 28 Mar 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:19

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Author: X. Jiang
Author: K.H. Luo

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