Invariant solution for an axisymmetric turbulent free jet using a conserved vector

D.P.P. Mason, Des Hill

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    An axisymmetric turbulent free jet described by an effective viscosity, which is the sum of the kinematic viscosity and the kinematic eddy viscosity, is investigated. The conservation laws of the jet are derived using the multiplier method. A second conserved vector, in addition to the elementary conserved vector, exists provided the effective viscosity has a special form. The Lie point symmetry associated with the elementary conserved vector is obtained and used to generate the invariant solution. The analytical solution is derived when the effective viscosity depends only on the distance along the jet. The numerical solution is obtained when the effective viscosity depends also on the distance across the jet. The eddy viscosity causes an apparent increase in the viscosity of the mean flow which produces an increase in the width of the jet due to an increase in diffusion and also a decrease in the maximum mean velocity along the axis of the jet. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1607-1622
    JournalCommunications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


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