Three-dimensional turbulent offset jets were investigated using a particle image velocimetry technique. Three jet exit Reynolds numbers, Rej = 5000, 10,000, and 20,000, and four offset heights, h/d = 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, and 4.0, were studied. The mean flow and turbulence statistics were studied over larger downstream distances than in previous studies. The decay and spread rates were found to be nearly independent of Reynolds number and offset height at certain exit diameters (x = 73d) downstream and h/d ≤ 2. The decay rates of 1.18 ± 0.03 and spread rates of 0.055 ± 0.001 and 0.250 ± 0.005 in the wall-normal and lateral directions were obtained, respectively. The reattachment lengths are also independent of Rej but increase with offset height. The locations of the maximum mean velocities increased linearly with streamwise distance in the self-similar region. It was observed that profiles of the mean velocities, turbulence intensities, and Reynolds shears stresses are nearly independent of Rej and h/d far downstream. The triple products in the symmetry plane indicated turbulence transport from the outer region of the jet towards the wall region.

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