Imaging Jet Flow Patterns

  • Pradipta Kumar Panigrahi
  • Krishnamurthy Muralidhar
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES, volume 4)


Imaging jet flow in various contexts is the subject of this chapter. Configurations such as (a) buoyant helium fountain, (b) multiple jets, and (c) jet impingement are included. These examples illustrate the utility of optical techniques in explaining interesting flow patterns. Quantities such as penetration distance, spreading rates, and instabilities are discussed. Schlieren and shadowgraph images are included.

Key words

Buoyant jets Multiple jets Jet impingement Helium fountain Instability Light intensity fluctuations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pradipta Kumar Panigrahi
    • 1
  • Krishnamurthy Muralidhar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology KanpurKanpurIndia

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