Horizontal Buoyant Jets in Quiescent Shallow Water

by V. Balasubramanian, Grad. Research Asst.; Inst. of Hydr. Research, Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa,
Subhash C. Jain, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Energy Engrg., and Research Engr., Inst. of Hydr. Research, Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa,

Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 4, Pg. 717-730

Document Type: Journal Paper


The flow behavior of a single round buoyant jet discharging into a shallow quiescent body of water is experimentally investigated. The temperature distributions are measured in a large test basin for jet densimetric Froude numbers ranging from 5 - 20 and submergence ratios ranging from 2.5 - 7. Empirical relations for the flow-field stability of the near field, the temperature rise in the zone of surface inpingement and the water surface area covered by the temperaturee rise isotherms are proposed.

Subject Headings: Jets (fluid) | Temperature distribution | Shallow water | Water discharge | Temperature measurement | Water surface | Water flow | Basins

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