- Bejan, Adrian, ON THE BUCKLING PROPERTY OF INVISCID JETS AND THE ORIGIN OF TURBULENCE.,
Letters in Heat and Mass Transfer, vol. 8 no. 3
pp. 187 - 194 [0094-4548(81)90013-8] .
(last updated on 2007/04/08)
This paper outlines the analogy which exists between inviscid jets and elastic columns in axial compression. It is shown that straight inviscid jet columns possess the property of sinusoidal infinitesimal buckling. The buckling wavelength scales with the transversal dimension of the jet. The repeated buckling and breakup of the jet column is responsible for the observed whiplash motion of turbulent jets.
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