Separated flow generated by a vectored jet in a crossflowResults of an experimental investigation to determine the characteristics of the separated flow region generated by a subsonic vectored rectangular jet in a subsonic crossflow is presented. Using surface visualization techniques, it was found that the upstream separated flow consist of horseshoe vortices that are formed periodically with a frequency corresponding to that of the vortex shedding behind the jet. The size of the recirculation region around the jet is found to decrease with increasing jet vector angle. The variation of the mean primary separation distance upstream of the jet, with velocity ratio revealed the existence of two different flow regimes. The change from one to the other depends on the velocity ratio and the jet vector angle. It is shown that the Strouhal number, based on the vortex shedding frequency and a combination of jet exit and freestream velocities, varies uniquely with velocity ratio.
Krothapalli, A. (Florida Agricultural and Mechanical Univ. Tallahassee, FL, United States)
Shih, C. (Florida Agricultural and Mechanical Univ. Tallahassee, FL, United States)
August 16, 2013
November 1, 1993
Publication: AGARD, Computational and Experimental Assessment of Jets in Cross Flow