School of Mechanical Engineering Prof. Vasily Vedeneev
School of Mechanical Engineering Seminar
Monday, February 5 2018 at 14:00
Wolfson Building of Mechanical Engineering, Room 206
A New Method for the Formation of Free Jets with Long Laminar Regions
Prof. Vasily Vedeneev
Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Abstract: A new method for the formation of free jets with long laminar regions using a small-size device is proposed. A free jet with a 0.12 m diameter at Reynolds numbers in the range of 2000 – 12560 is experimentally studied using thermoanemometer measurements of velocity and turbulent fluctuations profiles and laser visualisation of the flow. It is shown that the designed technology forms the free jet with a laminar region length of 5.5 jet diameters for an optimal regime with Re~10000. Numerical simulation of the flow in the forming unit and an inviscid hydrodynamic instability analysis of the jet with calculated profiles have been conducted to explain the existence of the optimal regime.