Preliminary numerical analyses are reported for the case of three vertical planar mixing jets at different temperatures, in view of a forthcoming reference DNS to be performed in the frame of the SESAME European project. The reference case stems from the well-known PLAJEST triple jet experiment, but with a relative increase of the buoyancy effect, achieved by reducing the Reynolds number by a factor 5. Pre-production DNS runs for the reference case and a complementary RANS parametric analysis with varying Prandtl and Richardson numbers are carried out, highlighting that a suitable configuration for a benchmark can be obtained with a hotter central jet and colder lateral jets.
Numerical simulation of mixing buoyant jets: Preliminary studies / Angeli, Diego; Cimarelli, Andrea; Fregni, Andrea; Stalio, Enrico; Shams, Afaque; Roelofs, Ferry. - 2017-:(2017). (Intervento presentato al convegno 17th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics, NURETH 2017 tenutosi a Qujiang Int'l Conference Center, chn nel 2017).