Self-sustained oscillations in the flow past a circular cylinder with splitter plate

Authors

  • I. V. Vovk Institute of hydrodynamics of NAS of Ukraine, 01057, Kyiv, Marii Kapnist str., 8/4
  • Volodymyr S. Malyuga Institute of Hydromechanics NASU, 03057, Kyiv, Marii Kapnist str., 8/4
  • V. Yu. Duhnovsky Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17721/1812-5409.2022/1.5

Keywords:

flow past cylinder, vortex shedding, splitter plate, vortex wake, OpenFOAM

Abstract

The problem of generation of self-sustained oscillations in the flow past a circular cylinder with a splitter plate is solved numerically. We investigate both the transient process and the steady periodic vortex shedding behind the cylinder. The evolution of the vorticity field is shown for various length of the splitter plate. It is demonstrated that the splitter oriented along the flow direction significantly reduces the forces applied to the cylinder. With increasing splitter length the average drag decreases monotonically but the amplitudes of oscillation of the forces applied to the body change nonmonotonically. In this paper we offer our explanation of this phenomenon. It is shown that when turning the splitter plate at some angle from the flow direction the process of vortex formation and shedding behind the cylinder is no longer strictly regular and periodic.

Pages of the article in the issue: 44 - 49

Language of the article: English

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Published

2022-04-26

How to Cite

Vovk, I. V., Malyuga, V. S., & Duhnovsky, V. Y. (2022). Self-sustained oscillations in the flow past a circular cylinder with splitter plate. Bulletin of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Physical and Mathematical Sciences, (1), 44–49. https://doi.org/10.17721/1812-5409.2022/1.5

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Differential equations, mathematical physics and mechanics