A Combined Analytical and Experimental Approach to the Development of Fluid-Jet Amplifiers

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F. T. Brown

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.

J. Basic Eng 86(2), 175-182 (Jun 01, 1964) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3653023 History: Received July 30, 1962; Online November 03, 2011


An approach to the development of “pressure-controlled” fluid-jet relays and amplifiers is proposed. The technique, based on experiments of a jet attaching to a flat wall, combines theoretical reasoning, experimental data, and graphical source-load matching. Single-control and symmetrical double-control amplifiers of a particular “knife-edge” design are used in the illustrations of the approach; typical data are given. Static and dynamic stability of the jet is emphasized including the criteria for oscillators.

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