The strongest indication of an ordered structure in the similarity region of plane jet flows is the well documented (but controversial) apparent “flapping” behavior. Previously, the negative correlation between probes placed on opposite sides of the jet centerline has been attributed to the periodic displacement of the mean velocity profile centerline about its average position, i.e., a flapping motion. The present investigation is directed at evaluating the premise of an essentially two-dimensional von Karman vortex street as being responsible for the apparent “flapping” behavior.

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