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Structure and dynamics of round turbulent jets

Dimotakis, Paul E. and Miake-Lye, Richard C. and Papantoniou, Dimitris A. (1983) Structure and dynamics of round turbulent jets. Physics of Fluids, 26 (11). pp. 3185-3192. ISSN 1070-6631. doi:10.1063/1.864090.

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Laser‐induced fluorescence and particle streak velocity measurements were conducted to investigate the structure and dynamics of round turbulent jets. The results suggest that the far‐field region of the jet is dominated by large‐scale vortical structures, which appear to be axisymmetric or helical a large part of the time. Entrainment and mixing of the reservoir fluid with the jet fluid is found to be intimately connected with the kinematics of these structures. Unmixed reservoir fluid is found to reach and cross the jet axis.

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Additional Information:© 1983 American Institute of Physics. Received 2 December 1982; accepted 18 July 1983. This work was supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research through Contracts No. F44620-76-0046 and No. F49620-79-C-0159, and by the Boeing Commercial Airplane Company, Contract No. Y-481468-0935N.
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Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)F44620-76-0046
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)F49620-79-C-0159
Boeing Commercial Airplane CompanyY-481468-0935N
Subject Keywords:jets, turbulent flow, circular configuration, dynamics, vortices, laser spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, particles, velocity
Issue or Number:11
Classification Code:PACS: 47.27.T-; 47.27.wg; 47.32.Ef; 07.60.Rd
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