1995-10-01

Visualization of Ambient Air Motion and Entrainment into a Transient Gas Jet Impinging on a Flat Wall 952513

A turbulent gas jet impinging on a flat wall was visualized by a laser sheet method. Velocity fields were determined from the images with a high speed video system by processing them in terms of the cross correlation method for the jet and particle tracking method for the ambient air from the same images. The vortex flow near the transient jet tip impinging on the wall was visualized and analyzed successfully. The velocity field obtained from the above methods was compared to that determined with a laser Doppler anemometer. The path line of a certain period which was taken with a CCD camera with controlled shutter was analyzed and the mean rate of air entrainment was determined quantitatively. The spatial and temporal change of the entrainment rate was estimated and it was found that the entrainment rate near the upstream part of the jet tip region is larger because of the vortex.

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