2006 Volume 49 Issue 4 Pages 966-973
In order to develop an efficient jet mixing method, direct numerical simulations of combined jets are carried out. The Reynolds number defined with a nozzle diameter is Re=1500. Spatial discretization is performed by adopting a hybrid scheme of a sixth order compact scheme in the streamwise direction and Fourier series in the cross section. The distance between two jets is fixed at six times the jet diameter, and the inclination angle of the jets is changed from 45 to 70deg. The results reveal that the turbulence intensity increases with a decrease in the inclination angle and that the jet width increases viajet excitation. These findings suggest that the diverse requirements of jet mixing control can be satisfied by a flexible combination of jets.