Six Reynolds stress components were studied experimentally to understand evolution of streamwise vortex and a plane wall jet. It is seen that periodic perturbation are able to modify non-isotropic Reynolds stress field involved in the transport equation for streamwise vorticity. Modified Reynolds stress field accelerates development of vortex radius in spanwise direction. Interaction between streamwise vortex and spanwise eddies in the outer layer of the plane wall jet strengthen both velocity and length scales of large-scale eddies and increase streamwise momentum flux in enhancement of entrainment process.
Volume Subject Area:Free and Wall Bounded Shear Flows and Their Control
Topics:Stress, Vortices, Eddies (Fluid dynamics), Momentum, Vorticity
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