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An Experimental Study of the Effect of Grid Turbulence on Shear Layer Evolution

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Amy Warncke Lang, Begoña Gomez

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Parks College of Engineering and Aviation, Saint Louis University, 3450 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103

J. Fluids Eng 126(2), 286-290 (May 03, 2004) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1677486 History: Received March 22, 2003; Revised October 28, 2003; Online May 03, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Schematic of experimental test section as viewed from the top of the water tunnel with flow moving from left to right
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Three arbitrarily chosen instantaneous vorticity fields located at the second station downstream (from 12 to 24 cm downstream of the splitter plate) for the cases of (a) no grid turbulence (b) smaller grids and (c) larger grids
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Averaged vorticity fields for the cases of (a) no grid turbulence (b) smaller grids and (c) larger grids
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Normalized Reynolds stress profiles through the shear layers at a distance of 14 cm downstream of the splitter plate
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The progression of normalized Reynolds stress peak values as a function of downstream distance for each of the three cases

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