An Experimental Evaluation of Drag Coefficient for Rectangular Cylinders Exposed to Grid Turbulence

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J. Courchesne, A. Laneville

Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

J. Fluids Eng 104(4), 523-527 (Dec 01, 1982) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3241897 History: Received September 22, 1980; Online October 26, 2009


This paper describes an experimental evaluation of the effects of the intensity and scale of turbulence on the drag coefficient of two-dimensional rectangular cylinders exposed to grid turbulence. It is observed that the mean drag coefficient is principally influenced, for a given cylinder, by the intensity of turbulence and that the scale of turbulence plays a secondary role.

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