In this work, Large Eddy Simulation (LES) has been carried out to analyze the turbulent mixing processes in an impinging jet configuration. To characterize and quantify turbulent mixing processes, in terms of scalar structures and degree of mixing, three parameters have been basically introduced. They are “mixedness parameter”, which represents the probability of mixed fluids in computational domain, the Spatial Mixing Deficiency (SMD) and the Temporal Mixing Deficiency (TMD) parameters for characterizing the mixing at different scalar scale degrees. With help of these parameters, a general mixing optimization procedure has then been suggested and achieved in an impinging jet configuration. An optimal jet angle was estimated and the overall mixing degree with this jet angle reached around six times more than the original design. It turns out that the proposed idea and methodology can be helpful for practical engineering design processes.

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