Locomotion Modes of a Plate in the Wake of a Cylinder

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A flexible plate located in the wake of an obstacle is usually forced to vibrate by the periodic vortices shedding from the obstacle. In this chapter, a flexible filament is placed in the wake of a cylinder to investigate the response of a flexible plate in the wake. The force is measured by two methods. The filaments exhibit lock-in behaviour to the wake. Three response modes are found by changing the distance between the filaments and cylinders. The observations are illustrated in terms of waving plate theory.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Modern Mechanics, School of Engineering ScienceUniversity of Science and Technology of ChinaHefeiChina

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