Mixing of Co-Axial Streams: Effects of Operating Conditions


Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh


Present study reports the effects of operating conditions on the mixing of two co-axial streams. Produced mixing layers between the co-axial streams are investigated numerically in the developing regions. Closed form governing equations of the mixing layer flow are solved using Fully Implicit Numerical Scheme (FINS) and Tridiagonal Matrix Algorithm (TDMA). Calculations are made for the mean and turbulence properties, and spatial mixing deficiency (SMD). Obtained results show that increase in flow width does not correspond to increase in spatial mixing while increased level of centerline velocity, centerline concentration, mean vorticity, turbulent shear stress and turbulent kinetic energy (TKE) corresponds to increase in spatial mixing.