Finite element analysis of free jet impingement
Abstract
A finite element analysis of the steadystate flow pattern resulting from the impingement of an axisymmetric free jet is presented. The finite element method employs the velocity potential as the dependent variable and sixnode triangle elements to represent the flow region. The steadystate flow pattern is divided into three distinct regions: disk, plume, and collision regions. Several solutions are obtained for each part separately. A complete solution for a given geometry and boundary condition consists of a coupling of corresponding solutions from each region.
 Publication:

International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
 Pub Date:
 1980
 DOI:
 10.1002/nme.1620150107
 Bibcode:
 1980IJNME..15...63O
 Keywords:

 Computational Fluid Dynamics;
 Finite Element Method;
 Free Jets;
 Jet Impingement;
 Axisymmetric Flow;
 Computer Programs;
 Flow Distribution;
 Flow Geometry;
 Flow Velocity;
 Gravitational Effects;
 Interfacial Tension;
 Plumes;
 Steady Flow;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer