Organized motions in a fully developed turbulent axisymmetric jet

Jin Tso, Fazle Hussain

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An experiment has been conducted to study the occurrence, configuration and dynamics of large-scale coherent vortical motions in the fully developed region of a turbulent axisymmetric jet. The key idea is to use vorticity signals from a spatial grid to detect and sample large-scale vortical structures and then use the (smoothed) vorticity peaks of spatial vorticity patterns to align and ensemble average successive realizations to determine structure configuration and dynamics. Measurements were made in an air jet at ReD = 69000 by employing a radial rake of seven x-wires to obtain the azimuthal vorticity map. Two additional conditioning probes were placed ±90° away from the rake to determine the three-dimensional phase and hence the structure configuration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)425-448
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Fluid Mechanics
Issue number425
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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