This study reports an experimental investigation of two planar jets in a crossflow in a tandem arrangement. Tests were conducted in an open-jet wind tunnel facility using two-dimensional (2D)-particle imaging velocimetry (PIV) measurement. Using the terminology in the dual jets in a quiescent ambient, the mean flow field of the crossflow arrangement was divided into a converging region, a merging region, and a combined region. An approach to determining the range of these three regions was proposed based on the mean characteristics of horizontal velocity profiles of the flow field, validated by the experimental data. The momentum-dominated near field (MDNF) for the rear jet in the dual-jet configuration was recognized using the horizontal offset of mean jet trajectory, which accordingly gives a quantitative definition of the MDNF range. Discussions were made on the effects of different parameters on the three regions and MDNF. Finally, snapshot proper orthogonal decomposition (POD) analysis was conducted, characterizing the coherent structures of the flow field, particularly the large-scale vortices. It was observed that the large-scale vortices mainly occur in the shear layers of the jets and their occurrence is affected by the parameters of the jets. In addition, compared with the single-jet configuration, the introduction of the front jet was found to contribute to the occurrence and development of the large-scale vortices.
An Experimental Characterization of the Interaction Between Two Tandem Planar Jets in a Crossflow
Contributed by the Fluids Engineering Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF FLUIDS ENGINEERING. Manuscript received January 31, 2018; final manuscript received April 30, 2018; published online June 5, 2018. Assoc. Editor: Pierre E. Sullivan.
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Zhao, K., Okolo, P. N., Wang, Y., Kennedy, J., and Bennett, G. J. (June 5, 2018). "An Experimental Characterization of the Interaction Between Two Tandem Planar Jets in a Crossflow." ASME. J. Fluids Eng. November 2018; 140(11): 111106. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4040224
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