%0 Journal Article
	%A Amèni Mokni and  Hatem Mhiri and  Georges Le Palec and  Philippe Bournot
	%D 2009
	%J International Journal of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 27, 2009
	%T Numerical Study of Vertical Wall Jets: Influence of the Prandtl Number
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9142
	%V 27
	%X This paper is a numerical investigation of a laminar
isothermal plane two dimensional wall jet. Special attention has been
paid to the effect of the inlet conditions at the nozzle exit on the
hydrodynamic and thermal characteristics of the flow. The
behaviour of various fluids evolving in both forced and mixed
convection regimes near a vertical plate plane is carried out. The
system of governing equations is solved with an implicit finite
difference scheme. For numerical stability we use a staggered non
uniform grid. The obtained results show that the effect of the Prandtl
number is significant in the plume region in which the jet flow is
governed by buoyant forces. Further for ascending X values, the
buoyancy forces become dominating, and a certain agreement
between the temperature profiles are observed, which shows that the
velocity profile has no longer influence on the wall temperature
evolution in this region. Fluids with low Prandtl number warm up
more importantly, because for such fluids the effect of heat diffusion
is higher.
	%P 313 - 320