Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, ILASS2017 - 28th European Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems

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Numerical Simulation of Like and Unlike Impinging Jets
Hamed Dolatkhahi, Ghader Oliaee, Azadeh Kebriaee

Last modified: 19-07-2017


In the present study, using the open source OpenFOAM code, a numerical simulation is performed taking the adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) technique during solution. Formation of liquid sheet after the impact of two identical cylindrical jets at various conditions is studied. Since the flow pattern depends upon the Reynolds and Weber numbers, numerical tests are conducted at a variety of flow velocities and Reynolds numbers to demonstrate the effect of these parameters on the sheet formation. It is then concluded that at various conditions, different instabilities occur in the flow; hence, different sheet formations a flow patterns happen.

In this study, impact of two dissimilar cylindrical fluid jets is successfully simulated for the first time in literature. Actually, water and oil jets are taken into account and their impact behavior is studied. In the presence of the surrounding air, an unstable sheet will form after impact due to the high injection speed of the jets. As depicted in the results, since the inertia and other physical characteristics of the two fluids are dissimilar, different phases are more intensely diffused.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/ILASS2017.2017.4865

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