A laminar swirling jet impinging on to an adiabatic solid wall is investigated. The flow field is computed and entropy analysis is carried out for different flow configurations. The numerical scheme employing a control volume approach is introduced when solving the governing equations of flow and energy. In order to examine the effect of the nozzle exit velocity profile and the swirling velocity on the flow field and entropy generation rate, six nozzle exit velocity profiles and four swirl velocities are considered. It is found that the influence of swirl velocity on the flow field is more pronounced as the velocity profile number reduces. In this case, two circulation cells are generated in the flow field. The total entropy generation increases with increasing swirl velocity for low velocity profile numbers. The Merit number improves for low swirling velocity and high velocity profile numbers.
Shuja, S. and Yilbas, B. (2001), "A laminar swirling jet impingement on to an adiabatic wall ‐ Effect of inlet velocity profiles", International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 11 No. 3, pp. 237-254. https://doi.org/10.1108/09615530110392104Download as .RIS
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