Pressure tank

This facility contains a jet flow that can be operated both at low pressure (0-1 bar) and at high pressure (1-16 bar). In this way the Reynolds number of the jet flow can be varied over a large range. The tank has a diameter of 1 meter and a height of 3 meters. It has several windows to provide optical access for laser-based diagnostics.

In the low-pressure regime a jet with a high Mach number and relatively low Reynolds number is created. This is of interest for the validation of DNS results for aeroacoustics.

In the high-pressure regime a jet with a very high Reynolds number can be established. This is of interest for studying jet flows at high Reynolds numbers.

This facility was built through an investment fund provided by FOM (