A simple fluid/structure and structure/structure interaction problem in flow-induced vibration

Yang Liu, R. M C So, Y. L. Lau

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It is known that a splitter plate can moderate the vortex formation behind a cylinder, and consequently the vibration behavior of the cylinder and the plate. This paper uses the standard k-ε model and a modified wall function to simulate the flow-induced vibration of a 2D cylinder-plate system in a cross flow. Good agreement between available measurements and calculations is obtained for a single cylinder in a cross flow at Reynolds numbers up to 10 5. The flow-induced vibration of a cylinder-plate system in a cross flow is attempted using the same numerical method. It is possible to replicate the vibration behavior for the cylinder and the splitter plate, even though quantitative agreement with measurements is not obtained.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-482
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002
Event2002 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: 17 Nov 200222 Nov 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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