China Ocean Engineering

, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 79–90 | Cite as

Simulation of vortex-induced vibrations of a cylinder using ANSYS CFX rigid body solver

  • Abubakar Izhar
  • Arshad Hussain Qureshi
  • Shahab Khushnood
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Abstract

This article simulates the vortex-induced oscillations of a rigid circular cylinder with elastic support using the new ANSYS CFX rigid body solver. This solver requires no solid mesh to setup FSI (Fluid Structure Interaction) simulation. The two-way case was setup in CFX only. Specific mass of the cylinder and flow conditions were similar to previous experimental data with mass damping parameter equal to 0.04, specific mass of 1 and Reynolds number of 3800. Two dimensional simulations were setup. Both one-degree-of-freedom and two-degree-of-freedom cases were run and results were obtained for both cases with reasonable accuracy as compared with experimental results. Eight-figure XY trajectory and lock-in behavior were clearly captured. The obtained results were satisfactory.

Key words

vortex-induced vibrations rigid body solver flow-induced vibrations fluid-structure interaction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abubakar Izhar
    • 1
  • Arshad Hussain Qureshi
    • 1
  • Shahab Khushnood
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Engineering and TechnologyLahorePakistan
  2. 2.University of Engineering and TechnologyTaxilaPakistan

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