A Numerical and Experimental Study of the Starting Flow of a Uniformly Accelerated Circular Cylinder

  • Mao Sun
  • Jialu Wang
  • Qixiang Lian
Conference paper
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


Starting flows around a circular cylinder undergoing uniform acceleration from rest are studied numerically and experimentally for Rea = 350,1310, 2170, 5000. The calculation and experiment are in good agreement. Evolution with time of the flow structure and the effects of Rea are studied,and some new phenomena are revealed. Comparisons are made with the flows of impulsively started cylinders.


Circular Cylinder Rotational Component Secondary Vortex Vortex Sheet Primary Vortex 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mao Sun
    • 1
  • Jialu Wang
    • 1
  • Qixiang Lian
    • 1
  1. 1.Beijing University of Aeronautics and AstronauticsChina

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