Experimental Study of Two-Dimensional Turbulent Wall Jet Development with and without Longitudinal Free Stream Pressure Gradient.
GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
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An experimental study of various wall jet flows was conducted. The major areas of investigation were The wall jet injected into still air The wall jet under a constant-pressure main-stream flow The wall jet subjected to an adverse pressure gradient imposed by a retarded main-stream flow with a substantially thickened initial boundary layer The wall jet subjected to an adverse pressure gradient imposed by a retarded main-stream flow with a thickened and distorted initial boundary layer. Detailed velocity profile and local skin friction measurements were made at numerous streamwise distances from the jet slot. For the case in which no main-stream flow was present, the studies were carried out for a wide range of slot Reynolds numbers. For the wall jets with main-stream flow, selected ratios of free-stream velocity to jet velocity at the jet slot were investigated. The growth of characteristic thickness and decay of jet peak velocity is presented for all wall jet studies. Also, velocity and temperature profile similarity is described. Skin friction laws are shown for the constant-pressure wall jets and a single law of the wall valid for all wall jet studies is set forth. Finally, the skin friction and velocity profile measurements are presented in tabular form. Author
- Fluid Mechanics