Experimental study was carried out to investigate the Reynolds number effects on surface jet characteristics. The surface jet was produced using orifice nozzle with offset height ratio of 2. Six different Reynolds numbers ranging from 2300 to 11900 were investigated. Potential core region of the jet decreased with Reynolds number up to the Reynolds number of 5500. Reattachment point was sensitive to Reynolds number within the range of the present study. The maximum velocity decay and jet spread were nearly independent of Reynolds number. The streamwise mean velocity, streamwise turbulence intensity and Reynolds shear stress distribution along surface-normal direction were affected by the free surface and showed Reynolds number independency at the Reynolds numbers beyond 5500.

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