Vortex Structure in the Wall Region of an Impinging Plane Jet


1 Ecole des Mines de Nantes, Département Systèmes Energétiques et Environnement (DSEE), GEPEA, CNRS-UMR 6144, 4 rue Alfred Kastler, BP 20722-44307 Nantes cedex 03-France

2 Ecole des Mines d’Albi, Direction de relations internationales, Campus Jarlard, 81013 Albi Cedex 9- France


The work presented here comes within a research program dealing with vortex detection in the impingement region of a planar jet. In this study, experiments have been performed for a submerged turbulent water slot jet impinging normally on a flat plate, and an emphasis was put on the flow field characteristics. For this purpose, particle image velocimetry (PIV) have been employed. A comprehensive fluid mechanical data includes instantaneous and mean flow field, variance of normal and cross velocity fluctuations have been presented. The present work is also concerned with the flow structure in the impingement region where the transfers (heat/mass) occur. An attempt has been made to understand the flow structure by employing the vortex detection criteria on the instantaneous velocity vector field. Accordingly, the PIV measurements were carried out for four different Reynolds numbers: 3000, 6000, 11000 and 16000, and at three different planes: a plane parallel to the impingement plate, transverse plane of the jet and a plane perpendicular to the jet. A method of filtration, based on proper orthogonal decomposition (POD) technique was applied first to the instantaneous velocity and filtered velocity database is then used for vortex detection. Further, the results about the size, shape, spatial distribution and energy content of the detected vortices have been provided.