An Experimental Study of Vertical Buoyant Jets Discharged Into Water of Finite Depth

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R. J. Pryputniewicz, W. W. Bowley

Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.

J. Heat Transfer 97(2), 274-281 (May 01, 1975) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3450354 History: Received September 16, 1974; Online August 11, 2010


This paper presents an experimental study of turbulent buoyant jets discharged vertically through a single circular submerged pipe into a large body of stagnant nonstratified water of finite depth. The experiments were carried out in laboratory facilities consisting of a closed system capable of maintaining steady-state conditions. The temperature characteristics of a hot rising plume were obtained, for numerous flows, as a function of discharge Froude number and discharge depth. The governing equations to predict jet characteristics are also presented, using an integral approach. A computer was used for reduction of experimental data and the numerical solution to the governing equations. The experimental and theoretical results compared favorably.

Copyright © 1975 by ASME
Topics: Jets , Water
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