A Turbulent Plane 2-Dimensional Wall-Jet in a Quiescent Surrounding
Journal article, 1994
An experimental investigation of the turbulence field in a plane two-dimensional wall-jet has been conducted. All measurements were carried out employing hot-wire techniques in a large scale experimental facility. Mean velocities, Reynolds stresses and wall shear stress were determined with slot Reynolds numbers of 1.0*104, 1.5*104 and 2.0*104. The wall-jet was found to be self-preserving, and an asymptotic scale matching was used to show the existence of a short inertial sub layer as compared with a wall boundary layer. Studies of the integral scale development and the turbulent diffusion of shear stress showed a strong interaction between the inner and outer regions of the wall-jet. Using momentum scaling, it was found that the streamwise development of the half-width and maximum mean velocity was independent of the slot Reynolds number.