Aspect Ratio Effect on Mach 1.5 Rectangular Jet Mixing
An experimental investigation on the mixing characteristics of Mach 1.5 rectangular jet emanating from aspect ratios (ARs) 2 and 3 convergent-divergent nozzles is carried out at nozzle pressure ratios (NPRs) 3, 3.69, 4 and 5, respectively. At overexpanded (NPR 3), correctly expanded (NPR 3.69) and underexpanded (NPRs 4, 5) levels of Mach 1.5 jet, the Pitot pressure measured along the centerline of AR2 and AR3 rectangular jets showed that the influence of aspect ratio on the jet mixing is not as
... et mixing is not as strong as expected. The effect of aspect ratio is noticeable only in the core of both the jets. The core length of AR2 jet is shorter than AR3 jet at all the NPRs, which indicates faster mixing of AR2 jet with ambient fluid as compared to AR3 jet. But after core, the decay of AR2 and AR3 jets in the characteristic decay region remained almost same at all the NPRs except at correctly expanded NPR of 3.69, the AR3 jet decays slightly faster than AR2 jet. For all the cases, the jets have become fully developed together at far downstream location. The pressure profiles taken along major axis and minor axis of Mach 1.5 rectangular jets confirm the faster spreading of AR2 and AR3 jets along minor axis than along major axis. Both the jets are found to switch axes between 8D e to 10D e . The shadowgraph visualization reveals the complex structure of waves present in the major axis and minor axis planes of AR2 and AR3 rectangular jets.