Numerical investigation of the flow behavior of an isothermal impinging jet in a room
2012 (English)In: Building and Environment, ISSN 0360-1323, E-ISSN 1873-684X, Vol. 49, 154-166 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The impinging jet concept has been proposed as a new ventilation strategy for use in office and industrial buildings. The present paper reports the mean flow field behavior of an isothermal turbulent impinging jet in a room. The detailed experimental study is carried out to validate the numerical simulations, and the predictions are performed by means of the RNG k-ε and SST k-ω model. The comparisons between the predictive results and the experimental data reveal that both of the tested turbulence models are capable of capturing the main qualitative flow features satisfactorily. It is found that the predictions from the RNG k-ε model predicts slightly better of the maximum velocity decay as jet approaching the floor, while the SST k-ω model accords slightly better in the region close to the impingement zone.
Another important perspective of this study is to investigate the influence of different flow and configuration parameters such as jet discharge height, diffuser geometry, supply airflow rate and confinement from the surrounding environment on the impinging jet flow field with the validated model. The obtained data are presented in terms of the jet dimensionless velocity distribution, maximum velocity decay and spreading rate along the centerline of the floor. The comparative results demonstrate that all the investigated parameters have certain effects on the studied flow features, and the diffuser geometry is found to have the most appreciable impact, while the supply airflow rate is found to have marginal influence within the moderate flow range.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2012. Vol. 49, 154-166 p.
Impinging jet ventilation, Measurement, Numerical simulation, Parametric study
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-71471DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2011.09.027ISI: 000298200600016OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-71471DiVA: diva2:450191
Funding agencies|KK Foundation||Fresh Air AB||Formas||Ny Kraft Sverige AB||University of Gavle||Linkoping University||2011-10-192011-10-192014-05-15