VORTEX SHEDDING AND RESISTANCE IN HARMONIC FLOW ABOUT SMOOTH AND ROUGH CIRCULAR CYLINDERS AT HIGH REYNOLDS NUMBERS

This report presents the results on an extensive experimental investigation of the in-line and transverse forces acting on smooth and rough circular cylinders placed in oscillatory water flow at Reynolds numbers up to 700,000, Keulegan-Carpenter numbers up to 150, and relative roughnesses from 0.002 to 0.02. The drag and inertia coefficients have been determined through the use of the Fourier analysis and the least-squares method. The transverse force (lift) has been analyzed in terms of its maximum, semi-peak-to-peak, and root-mean-square values. In addition, the frequency of vortex shedding and the Strouhal number have been determined.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Postgraduate School

    1 University Circle
    Monterey, CA  United States  93943
  • Authors:
    • Sarpkaya, T
  • Publication Date: 1976-2-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 186 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131610
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NPS-59SL76021 Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-AG-477
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM