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An Experimental Determination of the Minimum Reynolds Number for Instability in a Free Jet

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Andrus Viilu

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.

J. Appl. Mech 29(3), 506-508 (Sep 01, 1962) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3640597 History: Received February 07, 1961; Online September 16, 2011

Abstract

The critical Reynolds number for instability of a circular jet is found to lie between 10.5 and 11.8. This result was obtained experimentally, observing a jet of water into water.

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