The characteristics of the two-dimensional flow structures resulting from the interaction between a bluff trailing edge wake and a downstream leading edge are described by using a Discrete Vortex Method simulation. The typical characteristics of the self-sustained oscillations of impinging wake flow are presented through the use of instantaneous vortex distribution, streamlines and velocity fields. An attempt is made to simulate the formation of a secondary vortex due to vortex-edge interaction from the tip of a sharp leading edge as a self-generating phenomenon. It is shown that satisfactory computer simulation results can be obtained for the complex flow-edge interaction mechanisms.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • J Fluids and Structures, v 10 n 3, April 1996, p 215 [22 p, 36 ref, 19 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Kaya, M O
    • Kaykayo ly, C R
  • Publication Date: 1996


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  • Accession Number: 00728277
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 4 1996 12:00AM