An energy integral method analysis of preferred modes and the spreading rates of supersonic circular jets

Dehai Yu, Hongbin Gu, Peng Zhang

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Jet spreading plays a crucial role in process of fuel mixing in supersonic combustion. The jet preferred mode signifies the maximum spreading rate of the shear layer of jets under periodic excitation. In this paper, linear frequency response of compressible axisymmetric jets was analyzed based on an energy integral method. The jet preferred mode was numerically identified, and its dependence on various flow parameters were analyzed. The most interesting discovery of the analysis is that the jet preferred frequency, which is denoted by Strouhal number Stp= fpD/u0, is found to vary in non-monotonic manner with the jet exit Mach number M0. The implication of the result for mixing enhancement of supersonic jets with ambient fluids was also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASPACC 2015 - 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion
PublisherCombustion Institute
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2015 - Beijing, China
Duration: 19 Jul 201522 Jul 2015


Conference10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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