Velocity and temperature fields in circular jet expanding from choked nozzle into quiescent air

Morris D. Rousso, Fred D. Kochendorfer
Jul 1951

The Mach number and temperature profiles in jets expanding from convergent and convergent-divergent nozzles are presented for several values of nozzle-exit pressure ratio. The effects of jet temperature, Reynolds number, and humidity on jet spreading are briefly evaluated. The results indicated that the downstream Mach number profiles for a heated jet are slightly narrower than those for a unheated jet, whereas the downstream temperature profiles were unaffected by nozzle temperature change, and that the effects of Reynolds number and humidity were negligible.

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