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Published August 1985 | public
Journal Article

A "flip" experiment in a chemically reacting turbulent mixing layer


An experimental investigation of entrainment and mixing in a reacting, uniform density, liquid plane shear layer has been carried out using laser-induced fluorescence diagnostics. Results indicate that the reactants mix on a molecular level and react at a composition that is nearly uniform across the transverse extent of the layer. The composition of the mixed fluid is found to be asymmetric with an excess of high-speed fluid, suggesting that entrainment into the shear layer is also asymmetric. These results are at variance with predictions of conventional models of turbulent transport and mixing.

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© 1984 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Presented as Paper 83-0475 at the AIAA 21st Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nev., Jan 10-13, 1983; received May 31, 1984.

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