MUNGAL, M. G, HERMANSON, J. C. & DIMOTAKIS, P. E. 1985 "Reynolds Number Effects on Mixing and Combustion in a Reacting Shear Layer," AIAA J. 23, 1418-1423.


The temperature field is investigated in a gaseous, reacting mixing layer formed between two streams containing low concentrations of hydrogen and fluorine, over a wide range of Reynolds numbers. The results show the presence of large, hot structures that govern the flow dynamics at all speeds The mean-temperature profile is found to decrease modestly with increasing speed, a result suggesting a weak Reynolds number dependence of the production rate. Tripping the high-speed boundary layer is found to have a significant effect on the width of the mixing zone and the profile of the mean temperature rise.