This paper presents a computational study of entrainment characteristics in the near-field of gas jets under atmospheric and Diesel conditions and sprays under Diesel conditions. Computed flowfield information is used to estimate the rate of mass entrainment in the jet and derive the entrainment rate constant. The value of the entrainment rate constant is compared to experimental results in the literature. It is found that the computed values of the constant in the near-field are less than the values in the self-similar region of the jet with the values increasing monotonically from the orifice to the self-similar region. These results are consistent with experimental results. In the case of sprays, it is found that it is difficult to arrive at firm conclusions because the results are sensitive to several parameters that are not well known and to the numerics. The computed results for sprays are also discussed relative to measurements in sprays quoted in the literature. [S0098-2202(00)00802-6]
A Study of Near-Field Entrainment in Gas Jets and Sprays Under Diesel Conditions
Contributed by the Fluids Engineering Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF FLUIDS ENGINEERING. Manuscript received by the Fluids Engineering Division January 21, 1999; revised manuscript received December 20, 1999. Associate Technical Editor: C. L. Merkle.
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Post, S., Iyer, V., and Abraham, J. (December 20, 1999). "A Study of Near-Field Entrainment in Gas Jets and Sprays Under Diesel Conditions ." ASME. J. Fluids Eng. June 2000; 122(2): 385–395. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.483268
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