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Flow-induced vibration of an elliptical cylinder and a wake-mounted flat plate

Jebelli, M., Shariloo, K. & Masdari, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-1159-2406 (2023). Flow-induced vibration of an elliptical cylinder and a wake-mounted flat plate. Ocean Engineering, 279, article number 114560. doi: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2023.114560


A numerical simulation is carried out to study flow-induced vibration of an elliptical cylinder equipped with a wake-mounted flat plate in a laminar flow regime at Re = 100. The objects are constrained to vibrate independently in the cross-flow direction. The Vortex-induced vibration of an upstream cylinder with four different aspect ratios (AR = 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1) is investigated in the presence of a plate mounted in different horizontal spacing of G = 0.5–3. Simulations are performed for a fixed mass ratio of 10 and negligible damping ratio across a range of reduced velocities (Ur = 2–12). The results demonstrate that the presence of the flat plate can amplify the vibration amplitude of the cylinder by altering the shear layers’ structure, particularly at short horizontal distances. Moreover, the phase difference of the objects shows a correlation with both the horizontal distance and the AR. Furthermore, the presence of the plate results in broader lock-in regimes across all aspect ratios by delaying its end to larger reduced velocities. While reducing the AR leads to a higher maximum vibration amplitude of the cylinder, it results to a considerably lower amplitude for the plate due to different wake structures and reduced interaction between the shear layers and the flat plate.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2023. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Publisher Keywords: Flow -induced vibration, Vortex shedding, Elliptical cylinder, Flat plate, Laminar flow
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Departments: School of Science & Technology
School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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