MIXING ENHANCEMENT USING AXIAL FLOW

What it is ...

Operating conditions

Applications

Round-jet experiments

2D-jet experiments

Twin-fluid atomization

Investigation of fundamental physics

Sponsorhip

Attributes

  • A source of thrust destabilizes the flow, contrary to transverse-flow and counter-flow schemes.

  • Simple and clean flow path.

  • Secondary flow already exists in several applications (such as in turbofan engines)

  • Prime candidate for active control of mixing.

Potential applications

  • Exhaust of aircraft engines for thermal signature reduction. 
  • Ejectors for aircraft engines and for pumps. 
  • Fuel injectors for automotive, aircraft, and scramjet engines. 
  • Gas mixing in chemical lasers. 
  • Spray injectors for materials processing and coating applications. 

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