377408 Experimental Study of Oscillation Behaviors in Confined Impinging Jets Reactor Under Excitation

Monday, November 17, 2014
Marquis Ballroom A (Marriott Marquis Atlanta)
Weifeng Li, Hui Zhao, Haifeng Liu and Fuchen Wang, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China

  Dynamic behaviors in a three-dimensional confined impinging jets reactor (CIJR) were experimentally studied by a flow visualization technique at 75≤Re≤600. The effects of inlet Reynolds numbers, excitation frequencies and excitation amplitudes on the oscillation behaviors in CIJR have been investigated by a Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and a high-speed camera. Results indicate that with the increasing Re, a segregated flow regime, a radial deflective oscillation, an axial oscillation and a vortex shedding regimes emerge in turns in CIJR without excitation. The influences of jet instability and confined boundary of the chamber on the flow regimes and their transition are investigated and discussed. Results also show that the excitation in the inflow of the opposed jets can induce periodic oscillation of the impingement plane along the axis, whose oscillation frequency is equal to the excitation frequency. At Re≤100, the induced axial oscillation can further cause a deflective oscillation with a frequency nearly equal to the excitation, and the scale of the vortex in the impingement plane is well regulated by the excitation frequency. At Re≥150, the excitation of amplitude less than 20% has insignificant effect on the deflective oscillation existing in CIJR. A semiempirical formula has been proposed to predict the oscillation amplitude of the impingement plane in CIJR under excitation.

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