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Improvement of thermal homogenization using multiple swirling jets

Mohamed Braikia
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Larbi Loukarfi
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Ali Khelil
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The aim of this study is to examine different blowing configurations of multiple swirling jets for use it in terminal units of ventilation applications. The influence of several parameters such as the inclined vanes of diffuser and the sense of rotation of the single or multiple swirling jets, their number and their arrangement on the flow resulting dynamically and thermally is experimentally investigated. Flow rate was adjusted at Reynolds numbers, Re0, ranging from 104 to 30.103. The current study is carried out under uniform heat flux condition for each diffuser at Reynolds number of 30.103, the air being the working fluid. Experiences concerning the fusion of several jets show that the resulting jet is clearly more homogenized under swirling influence. The findings of this study show that the gap between the jets and their sense of rotation relative to the central jet, affects the quality of the homogenization of ambiance. Among the studied different configuration, the one which consists of a swirling central jet controlling the behavior of six swirling jets in counter-rotation is shown to be the most effective in terms of thermal destratification.

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hal-03522954 , version 1 (12-01-2022)



H. Naji, Mohamed Braikia, Larbi Loukarfi, Ali Khelil. Improvement of thermal homogenization using multiple swirling jets. Thermal Science, 2012, 16 (1), pp.239-250. ⟨10.2298/TSCI101026131B⟩. ⟨hal-03522954⟩
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