The flow around two circular cylinders of equal diameter in tandem arrangement was investigated numerically using the finite volume method in the present study. The code was validated by comparison with previous works at the Reynolds number of 200. A systematic investigation of the relationships of Strouhal number and the aerodynamic forces with cylinder separation and Reynolds number was done. Results demonstrate not only the important combined effects cylinder separation and Reynolds number on the wake aerodynamics, but also on the relative strengths of the forces acting on the two cylinders (both mean and fluctuations).
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Mechanical Engineering