Date of Award

Fall 1994

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - (M.S.)

Department

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

First Advisor

E. S. Geskin

Second Advisor

Rong-Yaw Chen

Third Advisor

Zhiming Ji

Abstract

The aim of this research was to investigate velocity distribution within the water jet at different conditions of jet formation. The water jet (WJ) velocity was measured by the use of Laser Transit Anemometer (LTA) and statistical technique which improved the accuracy of the velocity determination.

The velocities were measured for different diameters of the sapphire nozzle under different water pressures at different axial stand off distances and radial distances across the jet. The experiments performed in this study enabled us to evaluate the effects and conditions of the water jet on the velocity distribution. The acquired results provide information for the nozzle formation and establishing numerical model for predicting the jet properties. Important peculiarities of the jet behavior were also identified.

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