Experimental and computational visualization and frequency measurements of the jet oscillation inside a fluidic oscillator

Research paper by O. Uzol, C. Camci

Indexed on: 01 Sep '02Published on: 01 Sep '02Published in: Journal of Visualization


PIV measurements and computational simulations (2D, unsteady Navier-Stokes) are performed to visualize the inherently unsteady jet oscillation inside a fluidic oscillator. Both the measurements and computations are obtained for a jet exit Reynolds number of 321, based on the maximum velocity and the nozzle width at the jet exit plane. The computed jet oscillation frequency is in close agreement with the measured PIV frequency. Formation of a pressure gradient across the jet is observed from the computations. The variation of the jet oscillation frequency with jet exit Reynolds number is also determined by single sensor hot-wire measurements inside the oscillation chamber.