Absolute instability of an annular jet: local stability analysis

A. Boguslawski, K. Wawrzak
2020 Meccanica (Milano. Print)  
The paper presents parametric studies of the first and second azimuthal absolute modes in annular non-swirling and swirling jets. The spatio-temporal linear stability analysis is applied to investigate an influence of governing parameters including axial velocity gradients in inner and outer shear layers, back-flow velocity, swirl number and shape of the azimuthal velocity. A new base flow is formulated allowing a flexible variation of the shape of axial and azimuthal velocity profiles. It is
more » ... y profiles. It is shown that the first helical absolute mode is governed mainly by the back-flow velocity and swirl intensity. A steepness of the inner shear layer can control the absolute mode frequency. The velocity gradient in the outer shear layer and the shape of the azimuthal velocity have rather limited impact on the absolute mode characteristics. Finally, it is shown that the second helical absolute mode can dominate the flow with a stronger swirl intensity.
doi:10.1007/s11012-020-01244-9 fatcat:cd7er5nfvzbyteujh5fovy57la