A note on the exact temperatures of free two-dimensional and circular jets

Turkyilmazoglu M.

EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL PLUS, cilt.129, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 129 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1140/epjp/i2014-14120-5


A two-dimensional laminar free jet and a circular axisymmetric free jet issuing into an otherwise quiescent fluid are revisited. Making use of the well-documented flow results in the literature, exact temperature profiles of both jets are shown to exist, some of which are presented for a variety of Prandtl numbers of interest. In particular, closed-form solutions are presented valid for the entire Prandtl numbers for the circular-free-jet problem. These can be easily made use of as test cases in practical applications. Circular free jet is shown to admit higher temperature values as compared with the two-dimensional free jet. It is also ensured that for these profiles a temperature integral condition due to the thermal flux is satisfied.