Previous studies on turbulent swirling jets are extended to cover general axisymmetrical turbulent free flows with rotation, with particular considerations of free jets and wakes. The equations governing the flow are integrated subject to the pertaining boundary conditions making use of the usual boundary-layer approximations. The axial and tangential components of velocity are assumed to retain similar forms of radial distributions and a set of two ordinary first-order differential equations is derived, the solution of which describes the axial decay of the maximal axial and tangential velocities. Integration of the differential equations in the particular case of uniform external velocity subject to conditions at the orifice results in a set of two second-order algebraic equations which are readily solved. The theoretical solutions derived for a free jet are compared with available experimental results.

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