Active Control of Two-Dimensional Vortex-Induced Vibration of a Circular Cylinder Using a Pair of Synthetic Jets

  • Chenglei Wang
  • Fei Duan
  • Hui TangEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


This paper presents a study on the control of two-dimensional vortex-induced vibration (VIV) of a single circular cylinder at a low Reynolds number of 100 using a synthetic jet (SJ) pair. To facilitate this study, a lattice Boltzmann method based numerical framework is adopted. While its strength is fixed, the SJ pair operates either in phase or anti-phase over a wide excitation frequency range. The effects of the SJ excitation phase difference and frequency are systematically investigated. Simulation results reveal that both the in-phase and anti-phase SJ pairs are able to mitigate the VIV at higher excitation frequencies, while either the cross-flow or streamwise resonance (associated with large-amplitude VIV) may be induced by the SJ pair at lower frequencies.


Synthetic jet Vortex-induced vibration Lattice Boltzmann method 



The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support for this study from The Research Grants Council of Hong Kong under General Research Fund (Project No.: PolyU 152493/16E).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityKowloonChina
  2. 2.School of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeRepublic of Singapore

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