A Controlled Buoyant Jet for Enhancing Stratification in a Liquid Storage Tank

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H. N. Gari, R. I. Loehrke

Mechanical Engineering Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo. 80523

J. Fluids Eng 104(4), 475-481 (Dec 01, 1982) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3241887 History: Received September 14, 1981; Online October 26, 2009


An inlet manifold is described for introducing liquid of arbitrary temperature into a tank without destroying pre-existing stratification. This manifold may be described as a controlled, buoyant jet. A one-dimensional, analytical model of the manifold is developed. The predictions of this model are compared in a qualitative sense, with the results of flow visualization experiments. Quantitative comparisons are also made with the results of thermal tests of the major components of the manifold.

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