Mechanical energy transfer and flow parameter effects for a cylinder in transverse oscillation

Baranyi, László and Daróczy, László (2013) Mechanical energy transfer and flow parameter effects for a cylinder in transverse oscillation. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND FLUID FLOW, 43. pp. 251-258. ISSN 0142-727X

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This paper deals with the two-dimensional numerical simulation of low-Reynolds number flow past a circular cylinder forced to oscillate transverse to the main stream. The study concentrates on the investigation of mechanical energy transfer E between the fluid and a transversely oscillating cylinder. When E is negative the fluid works to dampen the cylinder oscillation. When E is positive, work is done on the cylinder by the fluid and can be a source of vortex-induced vibration (VIV) for free vibration cases. One object of this paper is to identify domains of Reynolds number, oscillation amplitude and frequency ratio (Re, Ay, f/St0) where the mechanical energy transfer is positive. Other objectives are to learn more about the behaviour of force coefficients in the phase space and to roughly determine the lock-in boundaries. Computations are carried out using an in-house code based on the finite difference method. The threedimensional domain of (Re, Ay, f/St0) is computed for Re = 100–180, Ay = 0.1–1.0 and frequency ratios between 0.6 and 1.2. A comparison is made with results in the literature for mechanical energy transfer contours within the lock-in domain, with good agreement obtained.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Circular cylinder Drag Lock-in Low-Reynolds number flow Mechanical energy transfer
Subjects: T Technology / alkalmazott, műszaki tudományok > T2 Technology (General) / műszaki tudományok általában
T Technology / alkalmazott, műszaki tudományok > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery / gépészmérnöki tudományok
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2013 11:24
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2013 11:29

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