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Effect of Density Differences on the Path of Jets

Naturevolume 175pages10811082 (1955) | Download Citation



IN the application of model techniques to furnace design, a problem which has long resisted solution is the simulation of the buoyancy effect of hot flames rising within the cooler furnace atmosphere. An attempt is being made to solve this problem by the use of a water model.

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  1. Department of Fuel Technology, University of Sheffield

    • G. HORN
    •  & M. W. THRING


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