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Passive scalar mixing of a turbulent jet emitted into homogeneous, isotropic turbulence
Alejandro Perez-Alvarado, Laurent Mydlarski, Susan Gaskin
Session: Transport and mixing 1
Session starts: Wednesday 26 August, 13:30
Presentation starts: 15:00
Room: Room I

Alejandro Perez-Alvarado (Department of Mechanical Engineering, McGill University)
Laurent Mydlarski (Department of Mechanical Engineering, McGill University)
Susan Gaskin (Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, McGill University)

Although most jets, whether they be natural or industrial in origin, are emitted into a turbulent environment, almost all previous research on turbulent jets has dealt with jets emitted into quiescent or laminar background flows. The present work extends the work of Khorsandi, Gaskin and Mydlarski, J. Fluid Mech., 2013 – who studied the effect of background turbulence on the velocity field of a turbulent jet emitted into turbulent surroundings – to the study of passive scalar mixing of a jet released into a turbulent flow. To this end, the experiments described herein use planar laser-induced fluorescence to study the mixing of a (high-Schmidt-number) passive scalar within a turbulent jet that is emitted into a quasi-homogeneous, isotropic, zero-mean-flow turbulent background. We examine herein statistics of the jet’s scalar field, and compare them to those of a jet emitted into a quiescent background.