Experimental Study of Mean Flow Characteristics in the Near Field of Wedge-Shaped Swirling Jets


  •   Md. Mosharrof Hossain

  •   Muhammed Hasnain Kabir Nayeem

  •   Dr. Md Abu Taher Ali


In this investigation experiment was carried out in 80 mm diameter swirling pipe jet, where swirl was generated by attaching wedge-shaped helixes in the pipe. All measurements were taken at Re 5.3e4. In the plain pipe jet the potential core was found to exist up to x/D=5 but in the swirling jet there was no existence of potential core. The mean velocity profiles were found to be influenced by the presence of wedge-shaped helixes in the pipe. The velocity profiles indicated the presence of sinusoidal flow field in the radial direction existed only in the near field of the jet. This flow field died out after x/D=3 and the existence of jet flow diminished after x/D=5.

Keywords: Swirling, Wedge-shaped, Sinusoidal, Helix, Saddle-shaped.


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Hossain, M.M., Nayeem, M.H.K. and Ali, D.M.A.T. 2020. Experimental Study of Mean Flow Characteristics in the Near Field of Wedge-Shaped Swirling Jets. European Journal of Engineering and Technology Research. 5, 10 (Oct. 2020), 1199-1203. DOI:https://doi.org/10.24018/ejers.2020.5.10.2176.

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