In the present paper, the inflow phenomenon in the near-field of a buoyant jet issuing from a square duct is studied by using scanning LIF and scanning PIV measurements. The scanning LIF visualization allows an insight into the critical condition of the inflow phenomenon in a wide range of Froude number and Reynolds number. While, the scanning PIV allows the quantitative information on the inflow rate through the duct exit. The experimental result shows that the critical Froude number increases with an increase in Reynolds number in the duct exit up to Reynolds number 2,000, though it is weakened at higher Reynolds number. The examination of the inflow rate indicates that the large magnitude of the inflow rate occurs in the lower Froude number and Reynolds number.

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