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Shock structures of underexpanded non-circular slot jets

  • T J S JothiEmail author
  • K Srinivasan


Flow visualization studies using shadowgraph technique are carried out to investigate the shock evolution from non-circular slot jets at various under-expansion levels. The non-circular topologies considered are triangular, square and elliptic, and the circular jet is taken as the baseline case for the study. These jets are underexpanded in the pressure ratio (R) range of 2–6 corresponding to a fully expanded jet Mach number up to 1.85. Results indicate that the shock cell structures of non-circular jets strongly depend upon the initial shape of the topology. The shock structures of triangular jet have additional secondary oblique shocks that are distinct from those of other non-circular jets. Mach disk is almost absent in a shock cell structure of triangular jet, which is unlike the case of other jets used in the study. The study suggests that square jet undergoes faster diffusion process compared with the triangular jet. Axis-switching phenomenon is predicted for the elliptical jet at a distance of 3–7 equivalent diameters.


Triangular jets square jet elliptic jets shock structures shadowgraph 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational Institute of Technology CalicutCalicutIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology MadrasChennaiIndia

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