On a turbulent mixing layer created downstream of a "λ" notch simulating one wavelength of a chevron nozzle

B. Zakharin, E. Kit, I. Wygnanski*

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Abstract

Measurements were carried out in a turbulent mixing layer formed downstream of a splitter plate, that had a Λ-shaped trailing edge. The results revealed that the center of the mixing layer shifts toward the high-speed flow while its sides bend toward the low speed stream at larger distances from the splitter plate. This suggests the existence of a counter rotating streamwise eddies that dominate the flow and substantially increase its level of turbulence relative to the classical plane mixing layer. The change in the orientation of the vorticity, emanating from a chevron nozzle, decreases the susceptibility of the flow to spanwise uniform periodic excitation relative to a classical plane mixing layer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-388
Number of pages18
JournalFlow, Turbulence and Combustion
Volume83
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2009

Keywords

  • Flow control
  • Flow structure
  • Mixing layer
  • Streamwise vortices

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