City Research Online

On the jet formation through a leaky glottis

Kirmse, C. & Brücker, C. (2014). On the jet formation through a leaky glottis. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 50, pp. 137-152. doi: 10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2014.06.022


The present experimental study aims at analyzing the jet formation of the glottal jet flow using a model of a leaky glottis. Experiments were performed in a flow channel with dynamic models of the vocal folds in order to measure the glottal waveform and the velocity distribution in the supraglottal region using High Speed Particle Image Velocimetry (HSPIV). Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) of the vortex Q-criterion was performed in order to detect the energetically most significant large-scale vortex structures and their appearance in the jet flow. The spectral analysis of the glottal waveforms results in an increased spectral decay with more prominent peaks at higher frequencies in the case of a leaky glottis compared to a completely closing reference case. Vortex induced fluctuation frequencies have similar spectral content in both cases as they appear as trains of vortex packets in a regular manner over the glottal cycle. However, when removing the false vocal folds in the leaky glottis model, coherence of vortex generation is lost over the motion cycle. Thus, the presence of the false vocal folds retains most of the vortex induced characteristics in the source spectrum even when the vocal folds do not close fully.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: Leaky glottis; Glottal jet formation; Source spectrum; Vortex shedding
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
SWORD Depositor:
[thumbnail of elsevier_kirmse_bruecker_2013_preprint.pdf]
Text - Submitted Version
Download (9MB) | Preview


Add to AnyAdd to TwitterAdd to FacebookAdd to LinkedinAdd to PinterestAdd to Email


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics

Actions (login required)

Admin Login Admin Login