Local Nusselt number evaluation in the case of jet impingement

Tomasz Kura, Elzbieta Fornalik-Wajs, Jan Wajs, Sasa Kenjeres

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Jet impingement still is one of demanding cases regarding computational fluid dynamics, due to its highly turbulent behaviour, with occurrence of turbulent-laminar transition. Even recently developed methods exhibit some drawbacks - RANS based simulations lack accuracy, LES and DNS based ones require too much computational time. Hybrid methods also exist, but their development and validation is in progress. Nevertheless, CFD application can play major role in the investigation of jet impingement phenomena. While the flat surface impingement is widely discussed in the literature, there is lack of data regarding non-flat surfaces - the ones that might exist for example in the heat exchangers. In the following paper, the numerical simulation of both flat and non-flat surfaces single jet impingement is presented, with the aim of precise description of the turbulence models impact on the thermal and hydrodynamic results. Choice of turbulence model is crucial for sufficient calculation outcome. Only the complex analyses, shown in the article, including the turbulence and momentum budgets comparison between particular models, can reveal significant and meaningful differences.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012018
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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