DIMOTAKIS, P. E., MIAKE-LYE, R. C. & PAPANTONIOU, D. A. 1983 "Structure and Dynamics of Round Turbulent Jets," Phys. Fluids 26, 3185-3192.


Laser-induced fluorescence and particle streak velocity measurements were conducted to investigate the structure and dynamics of round turbulent jets. The results suggest that the far-field region of the jet is dominated by large-scale vortical structures, which appear to be axisymmetric or helical a large part of the time. Entrainment and mixing of the reservoir fluid with the jet fluid is found to be intimately connected with the kinematics of these structures. Unmixed reservoir fluid is found to reach and cross the jet axis.