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Numerical simulation of the fluid–structure interaction in a tube array under cross flow at moderate and high Reynolds number

Shinde, Villas and Marcel, Thibaud and Hoarau, Yannick and Deloze, Thibaut and Harran, Gilles and Baj, Franck and Cardolaccia, Jerome and Magnaud, Jean-Paul and Longatte, Elisabeth and Braza, Marianna Numerical simulation of the fluid–structure interaction in a tube array under cross flow at moderate and high Reynolds number. (2014) Journal of Fluids and Structures, 47. 99-113. ISSN 0889-9746

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2014.02.013


The unsteady loads in a tube bundle are studied at moderate and high Reynolds number by means of URANS and hybrid (DDES) modelling. The onset of fluid-elastic instability is analysed for different structural parameters, Scruton number and reduced velocity. The simulations have been carried out with the code NSMB (Navier–Stokes Multi Block) by using turbulence modelling methods URANS and DDES (Delayed Detached Eddy Simulation). The CEA-DIVA configuration is considered for the cylinders array for an inter-tube Reynolds number 60 000. The study is carried out for a configuration of (4×5) cylinders in static conditions as well as for the vertical free motion of one of the central cylinders in one DOF (Degree Of Freedom).The inter-tube Reynolds number is 60 000. It is found that this cylinder spontaneously displays an oscillatory motion which first corresponds to Vortex Induced Vibration (VIV), associated to a lock-in mechanism for low values of the reduced velocity and secondly develops Movement Induced Vibration, MIV, for higher values of the reduced velocity. The variation of the cylinder׳s oscillations frequency, of the unsteady loads and the structure׳s displacement are studied as a function of the reduced velocity for low and high values of the Scruton number. The increase of the phase-lag between the forces and the displacement is predicted and discussed for different Scruton number values and reduced velocities.

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Institution:French research institutions > Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux énergies alternatives - CEA (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Other partners > EDF (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Strasbourg - UNISTRA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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