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Title: Analytical model for a vertical buoyant jet

An analytical model for a round and two-dimensional turbulent buoyant jet which is discharged vertically into a stagnant ambient is developed. The buoyant jet is considered to have three separate zone models which are matched to form a complete solution. The velocity field is determined for the entire jet and plume regions by the use of an eddy viscosity which varies along the axis of the jet. The centerline decay of buoyancy is determined throughout and the results are compared to existing numerical codes. The model is applied to the disposal of carbon dioxide enriched seawater. The results can be used to provide design information for minimizing or maximizing the dilution of a discharge by the receiving environment.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5055968
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-7140
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CARBON DIOXIDE; WASTE DISPOSAL; JETS; FLUID FLOW; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; DENSITY; SEAWATER; TURBULENCE; VELOCITY; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CARBON OXIDES; CHALCOGENIDES; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; MANAGEMENT; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WATER 640410* -- Fluid Physics-- General Fluid Dynamics; 520200 -- Environment, Aquatic-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989)