Time Resolved PIV Measurements of a Slot Lobed Jet Issuing Into a Crossflow Conference Paper uri icon


  • Abstract The near field mixing phenomenon created by a round jet with three slot lobes exhausting into a crossflow are investigated at a velocity ratio of 0.5. Time-resolved particle image velocimetry measurements provide instantaneous velocity fields of the slotted jet in crossflow, allowing for evaluation of the first and second order turbulent statistics in two perpendicular planes of interest. The independently controlled jet exit and crossflow inlet are first characterized extensively to confirm the velocity ratio and anticipated momentum exchanges. Spanwise and transverse mean velocity profiles reveal that the interaction of the three slot lobes and the center round jet primarily occur in the immediate jet exit region, though residual effects are also found in the wake. Evaluation of the Reynold stresses aims to quantify the near region mixing between the jets collated geometric features and their interaction with the crossflow. Frequency analysis reveals that low-frequency harmonics in the wake region provide greater energy contributions than that of the higher-frequency harmonics found along the leading edge shear layer. This behavior is attributed to the low velocity ratio, where the freestream velocity is twice as large as the jet exit velocity. The experimental data and observations herein serve analogous computational modeling efforts for the slotted jet in crossflow at low velocity ratios, with ample information to inform necessary boundary conditions, fluid properties, and flow fields for validation.

name of conference

  • Volume 2: Fluid Applications and Systems; Fluid Measurement and Instrumentation

published proceedings

  • Volume 2: Fluid Applications and Systems; Fluid Measurement and Instrumentation

author list (cited authors)

  • Lewandowski, M., Kristo, P., Weiss, A., & Kimber, M.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Lewandowski, Michael||Kristo, Paul||Weiss, Abdullah||Kimber, Mark

publication date

  • August 2021