Interaction of an internal gravity current with a submerged circular cylinder

  • E. V. Ermanyuk
  • N. V. Gavrilov


The problem of hydrodynamic loads due to the interaction of a gravity current propagating over a bottom channel with a submerged circular cylinder is studied experimentally. It was shown that in the examined range of parameters, the hydrodynamic loads are simulated after Froude. The hydrodynamic loads are maximal if the cylinder lies on the bottom, and they decrease rapidly with increase in the distance from the cylinder to the channel bottom. The effects of mixing and entrainment on the nature of the hydrodynamic loads are considered.

Key words

stratified fluid gravity current hydrodynamic load 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. V. Ermanyuk
    • 1
  • N. V. Gavrilov
    • 1
  1. 1.Lavrent’ev Institute of Hydrodynamics, Siberian DivisionRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirsk

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