# Simulations of the Concentration Fields of Rosette-Type Multiport Buoyant Discharges Using Combined CFD and Multigene Genetic Programming Techniques

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## Abstract

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## 1. Introduction

## 2. Materials and Methods

#### 2.1. The 3D CFD Model

#### 2.2. The MGGP Technique

#### 2.3. The Combined CFD–MGGP Method

## 3. Results

#### 3.1. CFD Results

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#### 3.2. Results Obtained by the Combined Method

## 4. Discussion

## 5. Conclusions

## Author Contributions

## Funding

## Institutional Review Board Statement

## Informed Consent Statement

## Acknowledgments

## Conflicts of Interest

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**Figure 1.**Schematic of a rosette-type diffuser (

**a**), the sub-domains (

**b**), and the coordinate setup (

**c**).

**Figure 2.**Comparison of the experimental and simulated results. The dots = the experimental data [1]; the line = the numerical predictions.

**Figure 3.**The normalized concentration field at the central plane for different cases obtained by the CFD model.

**Figure 4.**The fitness of the MGGP models in each evolutionary step: (

**a**) the best fitness, and (

**b**) the mean fitness and standard deviations.

**Figure 5.**The normalized concentration field at the central plane for different cases obtained by the MGGP model.

**Figure 6.**Comparison of the actual and predicted normalized concentration: (

**a**) training dataset, and (

**b**) testing dataset.

σ_{k} | σ_{ε} | c_{1ε} | c_{2ε} | c_{μ} | η_{0} | β |
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0.71942 | 0.71942 | 1.42 | 1.68 | 0.0845 | 4.38 | 0.012 |

Cases | ρj (kg/m ^{3}) | ρa (kg/m ^{3}) | ∆ρ (kg/m ^{3}) | g’ (m/s2) | D (m) | U (m/s) | Fr (—) |
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Case 01 | 997 | 998.3 | 1.3 | 0.013 | 0.0044 | 0.185 | 24.676 |

Case 02 | 997 | 999.5 | 2.5 | 0.025 | 0.0044 | 0.185 | 17.805 |

Case 03 | 997 | 1000.2 | 3.2 | 0.031 | 0.0044 | 0.185 | 15.743 |

Case 04 | 997 | 1001.1 | 4.1 | 0.040 | 0.0044 | 0.185 | 13.914 |

Case 05 | 997 | 1001.3 | 4.3 | 0.042 | 0.0044 | 0.185 | 13.588 |

Case 06 | 997 | 1001.4 | 4.4 | 0.043 | 0.0044 | 0.185 | 13.433 |

Case 07 | 997 | 1002.5 | 5.5 | 0.054 | 0.0044 | 0.185 | 12.022 |

Case 08 | 997 | 1004.8 | 7.8 | 0.076 | 0.0044 | 0.185 | 10.107 |

Case 09 | 997 | 1005.9 | 8.9 | 0.087 | 0.0044 | 0.185 | 9.467 |

Case 10 | 997 | 1009.0 | 12.0 | 0.117 | 0.0044 | 0.185 | 8.165 |

Case 11 | 997 | 1009.9 | 12.9 | 0.125 | 0.0044 | 0.185 | 7.879 |

Case 12 | 997 | 1013.5 | 16.5 | 0.160 | 0.0044 | 0.185 | 6.979 |

Case 13 | 997 | 1014.4 | 17.4 | 0.168 | 0.0044 | 0.185 | 6.799 |

Case 14 | 997 | 1020.2 | 23.2 | 0.223 | 0.0044 | 0.185 | 5.905 |

Case 15 | 997 | 1021.0 | 24.0 | 0.231 | 0.0044 | 0.185 | 5.808 |

Case 16 | 997 | 1021.5 | 24.5 | 0.235 | 0.0044 | 0.185 | 5.750 |

Case 17 | 997 | 1023.1 | 26.1 | 0.250 | 0.0044 | 0.185 | 5.575 |

Case 18 | 997 | 1023.9 | 26.9 | 0.258 | 0.0044 | 0.185 | 5.494 |

Case 19 | 997 | 1024.3 | 27.3 | 0.261 | 0.0044 | 0.185 | 5.454 |

Case 20 | 997 | 1025.9 | 28.9 | 0.276 | 0.0044 | 0.185 | 5.305 |

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