A comparison of line-sources of buoyancy placed near and far from a wall

File Description SizeFormat 
AIVC_Conference_David_Parker.pdfAccepted version517.55 kBAdobe PDFDownload
Title: A comparison of line-sources of buoyancy placed near and far from a wall
Author(s): Parker, D
Burridge, HC
Partridge, J
Linden, P
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: Experiments are presented on turbulent buoyant free - line and wall plumes, whereby the buoyancy source is emitted from a horizontal line source, in one case free of the presence of a wall and in the other placed immediately adjacent to a wall. The dynamics of turbulent entrainment, whereby ambie nt fluid is mixed in to the plume, are explored. The velocity field and scalar edge of the plumes are measur ed. From this the time - averaged plume - width and volume flux are compared. The spreading rate, and therefo re the entrainment, of the wall plume is fo und to be half that of the free - line plume, indicating that the wall has a signif icant effect on the entrainment process. Further, the volume flux of the wall plume is found to be half that of the free - line plume, indicating that larger maximum scalar conc entrations are present in the wall plume. The effect that the reduced entrainment rate has on a typical heated room, via a line source of buoyancy, is demonstrated by comparing a numerical model of the develo ping temperature stratification within a sealed enclosure in the case of the line source near a wall and away from a wall , where in particular it is found that higher maximum temperatures are present for the case of the line source near a wall .
Publication Date: 13-Sep-2017
Date of Acceptance: 1-Jun-2017
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/58132
Journal / Book Title: 38th AIVC Conference
Copyright Statement: © 2017 The Author(s)
Conference Name: 38th AIVC Conference: Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings
Publication Status: Published
Start Date: 2017-09-13
Conference Place: Nottingham, UK
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering



Items in Spiral are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Creative Commons