2006 Volume 49 Issue 4 Pages 1111-1117
A plane submerged turbulent water jet discharged parallel to the offset bottom wall in a channel with a finite water depth was investigated experimentally. Depending on the depth of the nozzle and its height from the bottom, the jet deflects towards either of two boundaries, the free surface or the solid wall. Detailed data on the velocity field measured by the Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) method are obtained to examine the effect of the opposite boundary on the deflecting jet and the difference in the jet development between the deflection to the free boundary and that to the solid boundary. The mean velocity profiles and the spread rates of the jet are compared with those of a conventional plane free jet by applying a curved coordinate system along the jet centerline.