In this work, fluid dynamics of a turbulent round impinging jet has been studied using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and the results have been compared with experimental data from the literature. The fluid was water with density of 1000 kg/m3 and the average velocity of the submerged jet was kept constant at 10.7 m/s while the liquid viscosity varied from 1 cP to 100 cP. Different turbulence models including k-ε, k-ω and Reynolds Stress Model (RSM) have been employed in ANSYS FLUENT and the predicted axial and radial velocity profiles at various distances from the wall are compared with LDV data. It was observed that at locations away from the target wall, predicted velocities are comparable to the measured velocities for all the viscosities. However, near the wall, the deviation between the CFD predictions and experimental measurements become noticeable. The performance of k-ω model and RSM are found to be better than the k-ε model especially for the highest viscous fluid, but no model was found to be superior for all conditions and at all locations.

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