Effect of exit Reynolds number on self-preservation of a plane jet

Mi, Jianchun and Feng, Baoping and Deo, Ravinesh C. and Nathan, Graham J. (2009) Effect of exit Reynolds number on self-preservation of a plane jet. Acta Physica Sinica, 58 (11). pp. 7756-7764. ISSN 1000-3290


We investigated in experiment the effect of exit Reynolds number on self-preservation of a turbulent plane jet. Centerline velocity statistics were measured in plane jets issuing from the same nozzle but, respectively, with seven Reynolds numbers varying between Re=4,582 and Re=57,735, where Re≡Ujh/ν (Uj being the momentum-averaged exit mean velocity, h the slot height and ν the kinematic viscosity). All measurements were conducted using single hot-wire anemometry and over an axial distance (x) of 40 h. These measurements revealed a significant Re-dependence of either the mean or turbulent flow field. As Re increases, the pace of the jet development decreases and, as a result, both the mean and turbulent properties reach their self-preserving states over a longer downstream distance (x). The centerline integral scale L for all jets grows linearly with x and the growth rate decreases as Re is increased. It is also found that the local Reynolds number ReL scales with x as ReL∝x1/2. The study suggests that differences of the self-preserving states observed may be related to the differences in the underlying turbulence structures in the near field of the seven jets.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This paper appeared in a Chinese journal with an Abstract in English. Deposited paper in Chinese.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2010 07:03
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2014 05:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: plane jet; Reynolds number; self-preservation
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091508 Turbulent Flows
09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091504 Fluidisation and Fluid Mechanics
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7438

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