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The effect of a piggyback cylinder on the flow characteristics in oscillatory flow


Yang, K and Cheng, L and An, H and Bassom, AP and Zhao, M, The effect of a piggyback cylinder on the flow characteristics in oscillatory flow, Ocean Engineering, 62 pp. 45-55. ISSN 0029-8018 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.oceaneng.2013.01.017


Two-dimensional numerical simulations of oscillatory flow around a pair of cylinders of unequal diameters are conducted in order to investigate how the presence of the smaller cylinder affects the hydrodynamic forces acting on the main cylinder. A series of calculations are undertaken in which the frequency of the oscillation is held fixed but its amplitude is varied. Computations are carried out for a range of distances of the secondary cylinder from the primary. In addition, the line joining the two centres is allowed to vary across the whole range from the case when the two centres are aligned with the oncoming oscillatory flow right through till the point when the two cylinders sit side-by-side perpendicular to the far-stream flow. The lift and in-line force coefficients are analysed and reasons for the observed dependence on the relative positions of the two cylinders are discussed in terms of the associated flow structures.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:piggyback cylinder, oscillatory flow, flow structure, lift force coefficient, in-line force coefficient
Research Division:Mathematical Sciences
Research Group:Applied mathematics
Research Field:Theoretical and applied mechanics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the mathematical sciences
UTAS Author:Bassom, AP (Professor Andrew Bassom)
ID Code:105805
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2016-01-14
Last Modified:2017-11-01

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