The Effects of Waves on Vortex Shedding from Cylinders

  • R. H. Arkell
  • J. M. R. Graham
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This paper describes the results of an investigation into the effects of an in-line combination of mean flow and free surface waves on the shedding of vortices behind a circular cylinder and the subsequent long term development of the wake. The investigation is carried out both numerically and by experiment. The numerical method is based on a viscous vortex (particle) method. The experimental investigation involves the towing of a cylinder through waves in a laboratory flume, and comparison of the transverse force with a quasi-steady model.


Circular Cylinder Vortex Street Transverse Force Vortex Wake Vertical Cylinder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. H. Arkell
    • 1
  • J. M. R. Graham
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Aeronautics, Imperial CollegeLondonUK

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