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Lock-in of the vortex-induced vibrations of a long tensioned beam in shear flow

Bourguet, Rémi and Karniadakis, George E. and Triantafyllou, Michael S. Lock-in of the vortex-induced vibrations of a long tensioned beam in shear flow. (2011) Journal of Fluids and Structures, 27. 838-847. ISSN 0889-9746

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2011.03.008


The occurrence of lock-in, defined as the local synchronization between the vortex shedding frequency and the cross-flow structural vibration frequency, is investigated in the case of a tensioned beam of length to diameter ratio 200, free to move in both the in-line and cross-flow directions, and immersed in a linear shear current. Direct numerical simulation is employed at three Reynolds numbers, from 110 to 1100, so as to include the transition to turbulence in the wake. The Reynolds number influences the response amplitudes, but in all cases we observed similar fluid-structure interaction mechanisms, resulting in high-wavenumber vortex-induced vibrations consisting of a mixture of standing and traveling wave patterns. Lock-in occurs in the high oncoming velocity region, over at least 30% of the cylinder length. In the case of multi-frequency response, at any given spanwise location lock-in is principally established at one of the excited vibration frequencies, usually the locally predominant one. The spanwise patterns of the force and added mass coefficients exhibit different behaviors within the lock-in versus the non-lock-in region. The spanwise zones where the flow provides energy to excite the structural vibrations are located mainly within the lock-in region, while the flow damps the structural vibrations in the non-lock-in region.

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Institution:Other partners > Brown University (USA)
Other partners > Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT (USA)
Deposited On:15 Nov 2013 10:28

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