Organizational Modes of Large-Scale Vortices in an Axisymmetric Turbulent Jet

Agrawal, Amit ; Prasad, Ajay K. (2002) Organizational Modes of Large-Scale Vortices in an Axisymmetric Turbulent Jet Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, 68 (4). pp. 359-377. ISSN 1386-6184

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Large vortices occurring in the axial plane of a self-similar axisymmetric turbulent jet are educed by spatially filtering PIV data. First, the instantaneous PIV frame is convolved with a Gaussian kernel to obtain a smooth (low-pass) field. Next, the low-pass field is Galilean transformed to expose the large vortices residing near the edges of the jet. Large vortices tend to organize themselves in preferred modes; evidence of ring and helical modes is revealed by Galilean transformation of the low-pass filtered field. Both modes seem to occur prominently in jets, with the helical mode being the more frequent. The overall diameter of both ring and helical modes is comparable with the local jet width. The low-pass field occasionally exhibits arrowhead shaped structures with large entrainment at their downstream tips. Stochastic estimates computed from the Galilean-transformed low-pass filtered field indicate that jet meander and a sweep-in of ambient fluid are sufficient to reconstruct large vortices. The frequency of occurrence of modes agrees with previously quoted results.

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Keywords:Arrowhead Structure; Galilean Transformation; Linear Stochastic Estimate; Low-pass Filter; PIV; Ring And Helical Modes.
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