The effects of Reynolds number on the turbulent characteristics of surface attaching twin jet were investigated experimentally. Particle image velocimetry was used as the velocity measuring technique. Twin jets were produced using square orifice nozzle pair. The Reynolds numbers based on the jet exit velocity and the nozzle width were varied from 2620 to 7900. The offset height ratio was fixed at 2 during the experiments. The jet reattached to the free surface and the reattachment length decreased with increase of Reynolds number. Free surface showed significant effect on the maximum velocity decay, jet spread, streamwise mean velocity distribution, Reynolds shear and normal stresses in the upper jet. The decay and spread rate of the lower jet was comparable to free jet due to less confinement effect. The mean and turbulent quantities reported herein were nearly independent of Reynolds number. Proper orthogonal decomposition was performed to reveal the dynamic role of the energetic structures embedded within the flow.

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