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A comparative RANS/LES study of transient gas jets and sprays under diesel conditions

Valentino, Mariafrancesca and Jiang, Xi and Zhao, Hua (2007) A comparative RANS/LES study of transient gas jets and sprays under diesel conditions. Atomization and sprays, 17 (5). pp. 451-472. ISSN 1044-5110

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Abstract

This study aimed at a better understanding of the transient nature of axisymmetric gas jets and sprays under diesel conditions. To evaluate the performances of the Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) and the large eddy simulation (LES) modeling approaches, a comparative computational study using both methodologies has been performed for the same computational cases with the same numerical algorithm and spatial resolution. The results show that LES is capable of capturing the unsteady features of transient gas jets and sprays such as flow vortical structures, whereas RANS is incapable of resolving these features. Furthermore, the excessive dissipation in the RANS simulation can lead to underprediction of the jet penetration, while LES can better represent the jet mixing and entrainment, which offers a promising tool for numerical prediction of transient jets and sprays.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Atomization and sprays
Uncontrolled Keywords: LIQUID PENETRATION ; ENGINE ; MODELS
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
ID Code: 51189
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 21 Nov 2011 11:13
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2014 05:22
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/51189

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