Investigation of Effect of Boundary Layer on Flow Structure Around a Cylinder with a Strip
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yuzuncu Yil University, 65080 Van, Turkey
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Published online: 6 May 2015
In this study, the flow characteristic of the circular cylinder was placed vertically in channel which has dimensions as 8000 mm, 1000 mm, 750 mm, lenght, width and height repectively, was investigated. The cylinder was located in boundary layer with a diameter of 60 mm (D) and a elastic stripwhich has a 1400 N/mm2 modulus of elasticity vinyl PVC transperent film was attached behind the cylinder. Lenght of the strip (L) was 240 mm L/D=4. The Reynolds number was fixed at Re=7500. The time-averaged and instantaneous velocity vector maps, vorticity contours, Reynold shear and normal stresses, turbulent kinetic energy and frequency of shedding were obtained using the particle image velocimetry (PIV) technique. It was found that the elastic plate which exists behind the cylinder has a slight influence on the flow structure of the wake-boundary layer interaction. Values of turbulent kinetic energy, streamwise Reynold stress, transverse Reynold stresses were decreased by attaching strip.
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