Flow control behind a circular cylinder via a porous cylinder in deep water
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Çukurova University, TR 01330, Adana, Turkey
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In this present work, the effects of surrounding outer porous cylinder on vortex structure downstream of a circular inner cylinder are investigated experimentally in deep water flow. The porosity of outer cylinder were selected as β = 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.65, 0.7, 0.75, 0.8 and 0.85. Porosity is defined as the ratio of the gap area on the body to the whole body surface area. The ratio of outer cylinder diameter to inner cylinder diameter, Do/Di was selected as 2.0, i.e. the inner cylinder diameter is Di = 30 mm where the outer cylinder diameter is Do = 60 mm. All experiments were carried out above a platform. The water height between the base of the platform and the free surface was adjusted as 340 mm. Free stream velocity is U = 156 mm/s, which corresponds to the Reynolds number of Rei = 5,000 based on the inner cylinder diameter. It has been observed that the outer porous cylinders have influence on the attenuation of vortex shedding in the wake region for all porosities. The turbulent intensity of the flow is reduced at least 45% by the presence of outer porous cylinder compared to the bare cylinder case. The porosities β = 0.4 and 0.5 are most suitable cases to control the flow downstream of the circular cylinder.
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