A turbulent kinetic theory due to Chung and a Green's function method by Hong were employed to solve a reacting turbulent plane jet problem. An instantaneous mixing concept was used to simulate the steady state of turbulent plane jet with combustion. The probability density function description of the fluid elements in a turbulent reacting flow could properly explain the turbulent flame zone structure and the turbulent transport of heat, momentum and chemical species even under the infinitely fast reaction rate assumption. The calculated distributions of the various moments of the turbulent combustion field were found in good agreement with the available experimental data. The dynamic behaviour of combustion in the turbulent field could be better understood via the probability density function description of the present turbulent kinetic theory approach.
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NUMERICAL METHODS FOR HEAT & FLUID FLOW