Title

Study of 3-D mixing of a cold jet with a transverse plasma stream

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1993

Abstract

The present study involves both experimental and mathematical modelling of the 3-D mixing of a single jet with a transverse main stream. In the first part of this study, the interaction between a laminar nitrogen jet and a cross-flowing argon stream is studied under isothermal flow conditions. Results show that the numerical predictions of the nitrogen concentration fields, downstream of the injection point, are in good agreement with the experimental measurements. In the second part of this study, calculations of the mixing pattern between a single cold jet and a transverse plasma stream are presented. Results reveal a much slower gas mixing process under plasma conditions due to the increasing viscosity of the main stream. It is also shown that the mixing characteristics depend strongly on the ratio of jet to main stream mass fluxes (Rm = ρivi ρowo). © 1993.

Publication Title

International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer

Volume

36

Issue

16

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