Pulsed Hot-Wire Measurements in Two- and Three-Dimensional Wall Jets
Journal article, 1999
Pulsed Hot-Wire Anemometry (PHWA) measurements are performed in well defined two- and three-dimensional turbulent wall jets. For the two-dimensional wall jet the objective is to study reported differences between conventional Hot-Wire Anemometry (HWA) and Laser Doppler Anemometry (LDA) results. In the three-dimensional wall jet, new improved data are provided, employing a measuring technique suitable for highly turbulent flows. This, since only hot-wire results previously have been published for this flow. The pulsed wire results show good agreement with existing Laser Doppler anemometer data in the two-dimensional wall jet, both reporting significantly higher turbulence levels in the outer region of the flow than hot-wires do. The hot-wire anemometer errors generally increase with increasing local turbulence intensity and since the three-dimensional wall jet has a higher turbulence level than its two-dimensional equivalent, the new pulsed hot-wire results improve the information available for the turbulence field in this flow significantly.