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Vortex-induced vibration of a wavy elliptic cylinder

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Assi, Gustavo R. S. [1] ; Bearman, Peter W. [2]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Naval Arch & Ocean Eng, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Imperial Coll, Dept Aeronaut, London - England
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF FLUIDS AND STRUCTURES; v. 80, p. 1-21, JUL 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 6

This paper shows that three-dimensional separation lines on a wavy cylinder may be correlated by the lateral movement of the body responding to flow-induced excitations. Vortex-induced vibration (VIV) of a wavy elliptic cylinder is investigated by mean of experiments in a water channel in the range of Reynold number between 1,500 to 15,000. Results are compared with those for a plain circular cylinder of equivalent diameter with a combined mass-damping parameter of 0.018. Curves of displacement and frequency of vibration showed that the hydroelastic mechanism that drives the wavy cylinder into VIV is not different from that of a plain cylinder. Detailed decomposition of the fluid forces supports this conclusion. The reason for such similar behaviour is the correlation of the sinuous separation lines as the wavy cylinder starts to oscillate. Flow visualization reveals that the three-dimensional surface of the wavy cylinder affects the formation of vortices in the near wake, generating streamwise and cross-flow vorticity associated with the wavelength of the surface. However, once the cylinder is free to respond to VIV, moving in the cross-flow direction, coherent vortex filaments once more dominate the near wake. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/50279-4 - Brasil Research Centre for Gas Innovation
Grantee:Julio Romano Meneghini
Support type: Research Grants - Research Centers in Engineering Program
FAPESP's process: 11/00205-6 - Investigation of new methods for suppressing flow-induced vibrations of offshore structures
Grantee:Gustavo Roque da Silva Assi
Support type: Regular Research Grants