Title

Numerical solution for laminar two dimensional flow about a cylinder oscillating in a uniform stream

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1982

Abstract

A finite difference model is presented for viscous two dimensional flow of a uniform stream past an oscillating cylinder. A noninertial coordinate transformation is used so that the grid mesh remains fixed relative to the accelerating cylinder. Three types of cylinder motion are considered: oscillation in a still fluid, oscillation parallel to a moving stream, and oscillation transverse to a moving stream. Computations are made for Reynolds numbers between 1 and 100 and amplitude-to-diameter ratios from 0.1 to 2.0. The computed results correctly predict the lock-in or wake-capture phenomenon which occurs when cylinder oscillation is near the natural vortex shedding frequency. Drag, lift, and inertia effects are extracted from the numerical results. Detailed computations at a Reynolds number of 80 are shown to be in quantitative agreement with available experimental data for oscillating cylinders. © 1982 by ASME.

Publication Title

Journal of Fluids Engineering, Transactions of the ASME

Volume

104

Issue

2

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