Impulsively-Started Flow About Four Types of Bluff Body

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T. Sarpkaya

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif. 93940

H. K. Kline

U. S. Navy, USS Oldendorf (DD-972), FPO San Francisco, Calif.

J. Fluids Eng 104(2), 207-213 (Jun 01, 1982) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3241809 History: Received June 01, 1981; Online October 26, 2009


Measurement of the forces acting on a circular cylinder and those on three other noncircular cylinders is reported. The results confirm and quantify the profound effects of the shedding of the first two or three vortices on all the characteristics of resistance and demonstrate that the evolution of the flow, and hence the forces, significantly depend on whether the separation points are fixed or mobile, or a combination thereof. The data are expected to form the basis of future numerical analysis based on refined discrete vortex models.

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