Mixing and Entrainment Characteristics of Jet Control with Crosswire

  • S. Manigandan
  • K. Vijayaraja
  • G. Durga Revanth
  • A. V. S. C. Anudeep
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 705)


This paper aims to study the effect of passive control on elliptical jet at different levels of nozzle pressure ratio. This experiment is carried out for three different types of configurations at two, four, five, and six NPRs. The results are captured and compared to one another. The rectangular crosswire is used as a passive control and tested at Mach number of two. The crosswire running along the major axis of the elliptical jet exits. The pitot pressure decay and the pressure profiles are plotted for various nozzle expansions. The crosswire is placed at three different positions ¼, ½, and ¾ to alter the shock wave successfully and to promote the mixing of jet. The shock waves are captured using numerical simulations. Due to the introduction of passive control at the exit of issuing jet, the shock wave weakens effectively, which stimulates the mixing promotion of jet by providing a shorter core length. It is witnessed that the efficiency of the mixing is superior when the crosswire is placed at ½ positions than ¼ and ¾. In addition, we also had seen a notable change in axis switching of the jets.


Nozzle Supersonic jet Crosswire Core length 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sathyabama UniversityChennaiIndia
  2. 2.KCG College of TechnologyChennaiIndia

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