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Streamwise forced oscillations of circular and square cylinders

Tudball-Smith, Daniel and Leontini, Justin S. and Sheridan, John and Lo Jacono, David Streamwise forced oscillations of circular and square cylinders. (2012) Physics of Fluids (111703). ISSN 1070-6631

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4758286


The modification of a cylinder wake by streamwise oscillation of the cylinder at the vortex shedding frequency of the unperturbed cylinder is reported. Recent numerical simulations [J. S. Leontini, D. Lo Jacono, and M. C. Thompson, “A numerical study of an inline oscillating cylinder in a free stream,” J. Fluid Mech. 688, 551–568 (2011)] showed that this forcing results in the primary frequency decreasing proportionally to the square of the forcing amplitude, before locking to a subharmonic at higher amplitudes. The experimental results presented here show that this behavior continues at higher Reynolds numbers, although the flow is three-dimensional. In addition, it is shown that this behavior persists when the body is a square cross section, and when the frequency of forcing is detuned from the unperturbed cylinder shedding frequency. The similarity of the results across Reynolds number, geometry, and frequency suggests that the physical mechanism is applicable to periodic forcing of the classic von Ka ́rma ́n vortex street, regardless of the details of the body which forms the street.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to American Institute of Physics editor. The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4758286
HAL Id:hal-00752232
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Monash University (AUSTRALIA)
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Deposited On:15 Nov 2012 10:01

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