Turbulent mixing of a single jet, twin jets, triple jets and multiple jets is synthetically analysed in this paper. Chung's kinetic theory of turbulence and a modified Green's function are employed to solve this problem. The probability density function of fluid elements in the velocity space of multiple plane jets and the corresponding turbulence correlations are revealed in this analysis. The calculated results are found to be in good agreement with the available experimental data. The internal physical structure of the turbulent mixing mechanism seems better understood via the kinetic theory approach. The present study provides the fundamentals for theoretical understanding of multiple-jet turbulent mixing and further application to multiple-jet turbulent combustion analysis.
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN FLUIDS