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Experimental investigation of the fine scale structure in turbulent gas-phase jet flows [electronic resource]

The University of Texas at Austin
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  • Jets Fluid Dynamics Experiments
  • Turbulence Experiments
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dissertation.doc Copyright by Michael S. Tsurikov 2002 The Dissertation Committee for Michael S. Tsurikov Certifies that this is the approved version of the following dissertation: Experimental Investigation of the Fine Scale Structure in Turbulent Gas-Phase Jet Flows Committee: Noel T. Clemens, Supervisor David S. Dolling Philip L. Varghese Matthew J. Hall Ofodike A. Ezekoye Experimental Investigation of the Fine Scale Structure in Turbulent Gas-Phase Jet Flows by Michael S. Tsurikov, B.S. Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Texas at Austin in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy The University of Texas at Austin May 2002 To Jennifer v ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work would never have been possible without the advice, help, and encouragement of many talented individuals. I would like to thank my advisor, Dr. Noel Clemens, who patiently supported me through every success and disaster, challenged me more than I thought possible, and helped inspire me to excellence in both research and teaching. I would also like to thank Drs. David Dolling, Philip Varghese, Ofodike Ezekoye, and Matthew Hall, for serving on my dissertation committee and challenging me through their classes; Mr. Prashanth Kothnur, for his help with the image processing routines used in this work; Dr. M. Mungal and Mr. D. Han, for the use of their Matlab-based PIV processing software used in this work; Dr. Campbell Carter, for providing additional assistance with PIV processing; Mrs. Donna Soward, for her invaluable help with ordering parts and equipment; my fellow graduate students and colleagues, Pablo Bueno, Dr. Haldun Unalmis, Yongxi Hou, Cherian Idicheria, Isaac Boxx, and Mr. Ed

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