This paper presents a method of generating a highly turbulent freestream flow, up to levels of 20% with a relatively uniform mean velocity field. This method was developed as a result of a combined water channel and wind tunnel study. The method for generating these high turbulence levels includes using high-velocity jets issuing into a mainstream cross-flow. A range of turbulence levels can be generated, using this same flow geometry, by adjusting the jet-to-mainstream velocity ratio or the Reynolds number of the flow.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computational Mechanics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes