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Three-component velocity measurements in a momentum-conserving, axisymmetric, turbulent jet
F. Gökhan Ergin, Clara Marika Velte
Session: Jets and Wakes 1
Session starts: Tuesday 25 August, 10:30
Presentation starts: 10:30
Room: Room E

F. Gökhan Ergin (Dantec Dynamics A/S, Skovlunde, DK)
Clara Marika Velte (Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, DK)

Experiments have been performed on a momentum conserving axisymmetric turbulent jet, the turbulence characteristics of which are well known [1]. Simultaneous three-component velocity measurements are acquired with high spatial and temporal resolution, using a new triple-sensor hotwire probe. Velocity and directional calibrations are performed using a dedicated automatic calibration system. Two experiments are performed; one for capturing the average velocity field in a 3D volume, and one for investigating the turbulence spectra in specific points in space. In the first experiment, measurements are performed in 9 equidistant cross-planes, from 10- to 50-diameters downstream of the nozzle using a computer-controlled traversing system. The spatial resolution is as low as 1 mm and the sampling rate was 10 kHz. In the second experiment, long velocity time histories are acquired with 50 kHz sampling rate to perform power spectral density computations for each velocity component. Preliminary results of velocity capture confirm the general characteristics of the turbulent jet. The power spectra at different positions indicate that the turbulent fluctuations are not isotropic at lower frequencies. [1] H.J. Hussein, S.P. Capp, and W.K. George. Velocity measurements in a high-Reynolds-number, momentum-conserving, axisymmetric, turbulent jet. J. Fluid Mech. 258: 31–75, 1994.