Jet-in-crossflow is an interaction between a fuel jet and air crossflow commonly found in jet engines. The crossflow is used to break up or atomize the fuel jet for downstream combustion. This interaction between fluids while at low speeds, is predictable, varies greatly at higher speeds. This investigation seeks to (1) create a mechanism for jet-in-crossflow, using mechanical pintles, that is independent of velocity to help increase the predictability and reliability of jet engines and (2) identify key design parameters that will lead to flow independence. Parameters investigated in this experiment include pintle height, angle, and percent of pintle coverage into the jet orifice. Pintles that covered 100 percent of the jet showed a strong deviation from the traditional interaction with no pintle. Relationships were also found between the angle, height, and penetration depth although none as ubiquitous as the jet coverage.
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Kwara, Michael W., "Development and Characterization of Flow Independent Fuel Injectors" (2021). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 972.