Nozzle orientation effects on the turbulent structure of submerged twin jets were investigated experimentally. The twin jets were offset from the free surface by the ratio, h/d = 2, where h is the offset height displacement and d is the nozzle’s hydraulic diameter. The experiments were conducted using a pair of rectangular nozzles having an aspect ratio of 3, oriented in both the minor and major axes. The Reynolds number based on the jet exit velocity and nozzle hydraulic diameter was maintained at 4622. The results show a 74% increase in the attachment length for the nozzle oriented in the major axis relative to the minor. The streamwise velocity at the free surface accelerated at a 58% higher rate for the minor axis orientation compared to that of the major axis. The joint probability density function show a dominance of the fast streamwise fluctuation in the generation of the Reynolds shear stress.
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Nozzle Orientation Effects on the Turbulent Structure of Submerged Twin Jets
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Nwaiwu, CF, Agelin-Chaab, M, & Tachie, MF. "Nozzle Orientation Effects on the Turbulent Structure of Submerged Twin Jets." Proceedings of the ASME 2018 5th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting. Volume 1: Flow Manipulation and Active Control; Bio-Inspired Fluid Mechanics; Boundary Layer and High-Speed Flows; Fluids Engineering Education; Transport Phenomena in Energy Conversion and Mixing; Turbulent Flows; Vortex Dynamics; DNS/LES and Hybrid RANS/LES Methods; Fluid Structure Interaction; Fluid Dynamics of Wind Energy; Bubble, Droplet, and Aerosol Dynamics. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. July 15–20, 2018. V001T06A008. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2018-83269
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