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Investigation of the Behavior of a Jet Issued into Two-Layer Density-Stratified Fluid

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This study experimentally investigates a jet flow issued into a two-layer density-stratified fluid in a tank and the resultant mixing phenomena. The upper and lower fluids are water and a NaCl- water solution, respectively, with the lower fluid issued vertically upward from a circular nozzle mounted on the tank bottom. Experimental highlights of the jet behavior and mixing phenomena are classified into three patterns according to the jet Reynolds number and mass concentration of the NaCl-water solution. The internal density current clearly occurs along the density interface, and the maximum jet height is predicted by the Froude number defined by the density difference between the upper and lower fluids. The effect of fluid thickness on the maximum jet height is also clarified.

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Shakouchi, S. , Fukue, S. and Uchiyama, T. (2015) Investigation of the Behavior of a Jet Issued into Two-Layer Density-Stratified Fluid. Journal of Flow Control, Measurement & Visualization, 3, 1-9. doi: 10.4236/jfcmv.2015.31001.

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