Jet mixing: the role of numerical flow visualization

dc.contributor.authorBurr, Janice E.en
dc.contributor.committeechairBrown, Eugene F.en
dc.contributor.committeememberKriz, Ronald D.en
dc.contributor.committeememberRoby, Richard J.en
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineeringen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:51:31Zen
dc.date.adate2009-12-16en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:51:31Zen
dc.date.issued1993-04-10en
dc.date.rdate2009-12-16en
dc.date.sdate2009-12-16en
dc.description.abstractEntrainment can be defined as the thickening of a shear layer in the streamwise direction due to an increase in the volume occupied by the vorticity-containing fluid. The extent to which this process occurs depends heavily upon the geometry of the shear layer, with an elliptical jet, for example, exhibiting much greater entrainment than a circular one. It was desired to characterize the entrainment process and to explore the means by which the entrainment might be further enhanced by using the tool of numerical flow visualization to explore the results of numerical simulations and linear stability analysis. Because the results of preliminary numerical flow simulations were so topologically complex, linear stability analysis (LSA) was employed to generate simpler flows. These results provided important insight into the early stages of the (near field) mixing process and provided a means for testing the accuracy of the visualization tool.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.extentix, 71 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.otheretd-12162009-020204en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-12162009-020204/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/46239en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1993.B872.pdfen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 28553075en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1993.B872en
dc.subject.lcshFlow visualization -- Computer simulationen
dc.subject.lcshJetsen
dc.titleJet mixing: the role of numerical flow visualizationen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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