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Transverse oscillations of a circular cylinder in uniform flow

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Meyers, David William
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Sarpkaya, T.
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1975-12
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The mean in-line force and the time dependent transverse force acting on a circular cylinder undergoing periodic transverse oscillations in an otherwise steady flow was measured for various amplitudes and frequencies of oscillation at several steady flow velocities. The experiments were carried out in a recirculating water tunnel operating as a closed channel at the test section. The mean in-line force has been expressed in terms of a mean drag coefficient C sub di and plotted as a function of AD and DVT. The time dependent transverse force has been expressed in terms of the Fourier-averaged drag and inertia coefficients C sub di and C sub ml and plotted as functions of the relative amplitude AD and the period parameter VTD. The results have shown that the mean in-line force is significantly larger than that corresponding to steady flow about a non-oscillating cylinder and that energy may be transferred to the oscillating cylinder from the fluid at or near the vortex-shedding frequencies for the AD values tested.
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