FORCES ON CYLINDERS OSCILLATING IN WATER

A circular cylinder immersed in an infinite fluid and oscillated perpendicular to its axis is acted upon by a fluid dynamic force. This force is generally considered to be composed of two components, a drag and an added mass component. The relative importance of these are functions of the frequency and displacement of the cylinder. It was the purpose of the study to determine experimentally these two components as a function of the ratio of the displacement amplitude to the cylinder diameter, and the Reynolds number based on the maximum velocity. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Postgraduate School

    1 University Circle
    Monterey, CA  USA  93943
  • Authors:
    • Driscoll, J R
  • Publication Date: 1972-12

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  • Pagination: 62 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046594
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1973 12:00AM