Journal of Fluid Mechanics

Structure and mixing of a transverse jet in incompressible flow

J. E.  Broadwell a1 and R. E.  Breidenthal a1p1
a1 Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125

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The flow field induced by a jet in incompressible cross-flow is analysed and the results compared with those obtained in a reacting water-jet experiment. It is argued that the axial vortex pair in the flow arises from the jet momentum normal to the free stream, the momentum flux being equivalent to a normal force, i.e. to a lift.

(Published Online April 20 2006)
(Received December 27 1983)
(Revised June 15 1984)

p1 Present address: Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195.