Study of jets from rectangular nozzles with square grooves

Kumar P, Arun and Verma, SB and Elangovan, S (2011) Study of jets from rectangular nozzles with square grooves. Aeronautical Journal, 115 (1165). pp. 187-196. ISSN 0001-9240

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An experimental study has been carried out to understand jet flow development from plain and grooved rectangular nozzles of aspect ratio 2:I using two-component hotwire anemometry. Grooves of square configuration (side 4mm) and length 5mm were introduced in the (i) minor-axis, (ii) major-axis and, (iii) in both minor- and major-axes directions. The equivalent diameter of the plain rectangular nozzle is 37-5min. Studies were carried out for a nominal jet exit velocity of 20ms(-1) and for Reynolds number based on equivalent diameter of 54,000. The introduction of grooves in either plane does not show any influence on the potential-core length but results in faster jet-decay thereafter. It is observed that the grooves when introduced ill minor-axis direction inhibit the jet growth in that plane while promoting the jet growth along major-axis plane and hence, delays the phenomena of axis-switching. However when introduced in major-axis direction, the grooves promote jet growth along major-axis plane while inhibiting jet-growth in minor-axis plane. Cross-sectional contours of mean-velocity suggest that the grooves modify the process of overall jet development significantly in the plane in which they are introduced relative to the plain jet and hence, significantly affect the axis-switching location in each case.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: TABS
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aerodynamics
ENGINEERING > Engineering (General)
Depositing User: Ms Indrani V
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2011 06:18
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2011 06:18

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