Comparing k-ε models on predictions of an impinging jet for ventilation of an office room
2011 (English)In: Roomvent 2011 / [ed] Vojislav Novakovic, Sten Olaf Hanssen, Hans Martin Mathisen, tapir academic press , 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
The objective of this study is to compare the performance of different k-ε models, i.e. the Standard k-ε, the Renormalization Group (RNG) k-ε, and the Realizable k-ε, with a two-layer model for the prediction of the mean velocity field and the temperature pattern from a newly designed impinging jet supply device for ventilation of an office room. The numerical predictions are validated against the detailed experimental measurements.
The experimental investigation was performed in a test room with the dimensions 4.2×3.6×2.5 m, as a mock-up of a single-person office. Detailed velocity and temperature field measurements including the comfort zone and the jet developing region along the floor were carried out. The in-house made single-sensor hot-wire probe and the thermocouple are measuring instruments used to investigate the mean velocity, turbulence intensity and temperature. The boundary conditions for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) study are obtained from the same set-up measurement.
The results mainly consist of the flow field presentation, i.e., the velocity and temperature profiles in the comfort zone and the jet developing region along the floor. The comparisons between the results from the three versions of the k-ε models and measurements show generally satisfactory agreement, and better consistency is observed at the free jet region and the wall jet region that farther from the impingement zone. Among the three tested turbulence models, RNG shows the best overall performance.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
tapir academic press , 2011.
CFD, Impinging jet ventilation, Turbulence model, Wall jet, Measurement
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-10754ISBN: 9788251928120OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-10754DiVA: diva2:450171
The 12th International Conference on Air Distribution in Rooms, Trondheim, Norway June 19-22, 2011