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An experimental investigation of interacting swirling multiple jets

ABSTRACT
This article deals with the experimental investigation of multiple interacting jets, which may be interested in many engineering applications such as design of a ventilation supply device. The main objective of this study is to achieve the best configuration for use in ventilation applications. To achieve this, several parameters have been considered and discussed such as the imbalance in temperature and diffuser orifices position with relative imbalance in flow rate between central and peripheral jets. Flow rate has been adjusted at Reynolds numbers Re0, ranging from 104 to 3.104. The present study is carried out under uniform heat flux condition for each diffuser, and air is used as a working fluid. Experiences concerning the fusion of several jets show that the resulting jet is clearly more homogenized under the influence of the central swirling jet. Highlights of such an investigation show that, if the relative position of the central jet is higher, the radial spreading of the resultant jet is more important when all jets are in the same plane. This spreading is also improved compared to the case where the relative position of the peripheral jets is higher, thereby allowing to process a large volume of air. In addition, it becomes attractive to operate, especially when we aim premises homogenization.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2018-06-04
PAPER REVISED: 2018-08-14
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2018-08-16
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2018-09-30
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI180604247B
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