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Comparison of Three k-e Turbulence Models for Predicting Ventilation Air Jets
Transactions of the ASAE
  • Qianbao Liu, Unviersity of Puerto Rico
  • Steven J. Hoff, Iowa State University
  • Gregory M. Maxwell, Iowa State University
  • Dwaine S. Bundy, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1996
Abstract
Published data on unconfined plane-wall jets and plane-free jets were reviewed and used to assess the accuracy of numerical simulations. A plane-free jet was numerically simulated using the standard k-e model and four nonuniform grid patterns (70 ¥ 32, 100 ¥ 52, 120 ¥ 60, and 120 ¥ 74). The solution for a plane-free jet with adequate grid resolution was in good agreement with the published data. A plane-wall jet was numerically simulated using five different grids (70 ¥ 32, 100 ¥ 52, 120 ¥ 60, 120 ¥ 74, and 120 ¥ 92) and three k-e turbulence models (the standard k-e model, Lam and Bremhorst low Reynolds number model, and Lam and Bremhorst low Reynolds number model with wall functions). The simulations predicted velocity decay and velocity profile well, but overpredicted the jet spread and entrainment ratio by 20 to 40%, indicating the need for a better turbulence model for wall jet predictions.
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This article is from Transactions of the ASAE 39, no. 2 (1996): 689–698.

Copyright Owner
American Society of Agricultural Engineers
Language
en
Date Available
April 30, 2013
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application/pdf
Citation Information
Qianbao Liu, Steven J. Hoff, Gregory M. Maxwell and Dwaine S. Bundy. "Comparison of Three k-e Turbulence Models for Predicting Ventilation Air Jets" Transactions of the ASAE Vol. 39 Iss. 2 (1996) p. 689 - 698
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/steven_hoff/90/