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Momentum and heat transfer in a buoyant turbulent swirling jet

Takhar, Harmindar S. and Gorla, Rama S.R. (2006) Momentum and heat transfer in a buoyant turbulent swirling jet. International journal of fluid mechanics research, 33 (3). pp. 230-245. ISSN 1064-2277

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Abstract

Solutions are presented for a three-parameter model of turbulence for axisymmetric turbulent buoyant swirling jet flows in uniform and stagnant surroundings. The exit swirl number has a significant effect on the flow characteristics. The predicted results are in good agreement with experimental data. A discussion is provided for the effects of swirl and buoyancy on the growth of the jet width, the axial decay of mean flow properties, and the mass flow rates.

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