Orbiting Cylinder at Low Reynolds Numbers

Part of the IUTAM Bookseries book series (IUTAMBOOK, volume 14)


Sudden changes found in the time-mean and rms values of force coefficients of a circular cylinder in forced orbital motion placed in a uniform stream when plotted against ellipticity of the orbital path suggest that two solutions (states) exist. For a better understanding of the changes in state, some new factors are considered: the torque coefficient; computations for Reynolds numbers up to 300; the investigation of lock-in domain for Re = 160.


Orbiting cylinder Lift Drag Torque Lock-in 2D flow Low Reynolds number flow 



The support provided by the Hungarian Research Foundation (OTKA, Project No. T 042961) is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Fluid and Heat EngineeringUniversity of MiskolcHungary

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