In this work, the cross-statistics of acceleration and wall pressure fluctuations generated by an incompressible jet interacting with a tangential flat-plate are presented. The results are derived from an experimental test campaign on a laboratory-scale model involving simultaneous velocity and wall pressure measurements. The pressure footprint of the jet on the surface was measured through a cavity-mounted microphone array, whereas pointwise velocity measurements were carried out by a hot wire anemometer. The time derivative of the velocity signal has been taken as an estimation of the local acceleration of the jet. The multivariate statistics between acceleration and wall pressure are achieved through cross-correlations and cross-spectra, highlighting that the causality relation is more significant in the potential core where the Kelvin–Helmholtz instability is dominant. The application of a conditional sampling procedure based on wavelet transform allowed us to educe the acceleration flow structures related to the energetic wall-pressure events. The analysis revealed that, unlike the velocity, the acceleration signatures were detected only for positions where the jet had not yet impinged on the plate, their shape being related to a convected wavepacket structure.
Mancinelli, M., Camussi, R. (2018). Acceleration and wall pressure fluctuations generated by an incompressible jet in installed configuration. COMPTES RENDUS MECANIQUE, 346(10), 919-931 [10.1016/j.crme.2018.07.008].