Effect of blockage on spanwise correlation in a circular cylinder wake

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Abstract

A short series of experiments was conducted with the aim of assessing the possible effect of tunnel blockage on spanwise correlation lengths measured in the near-wake of a circular cylinder. The results indicate that increasing blockage acts to increase spanwise correlation. This finding has important implications for the conduct and reporting of both physical and numerical experiments on bluff-body wake flows.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-136
Number of pages3
JournalExperiments in Fluids
Volume18
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1994

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