RESEARCH PAPERS: Additional Technical Papers

A Free-Streamline Model for Bluff Bodies in Confined Flow

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V. J. Modi, S. E. El-Sherbiny

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

J. Fluids Eng 99(3), 585-592 (Sep 01, 1977) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3448854 History: Received March 31, 1977; Online October 12, 2010


A potential flow model is presented for two-dimensional symmetrical bluff bodies under wall confinement. It provides a procedure for predicting surface loading on a bluff body over a range of blockage ratios. Experimental results with normal flat plates and circular cylinders for blockage ratios up to 35.5 percent substantiate the validity of the approach.

Copyright © 1977 by ASME
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