Fluid-structure interactions of unconstrained spheres rolling down an incline

F. Y. Houdroge, T. Leweke, M. C. Thompson, K. Hourigan

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A numerical investigation of the flow structure and the fluid forces associated with a sphere rolling down an inclined plane with no constrains is undertaken. The Reynolds numbers considered are in the range 18 − 315. The study shows that the mirror symmetry of vortex shedding is broken as the Reynolds number is increased, leading to a side-to-side motion of the sphere.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2016
PublisherAustralasian Fluid Mechanics Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781740523776
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
EventAustralasian Fluid Mechanics Conference 2016 - The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Duration: 5 Dec 20168 Dec 2016
Conference number: 20th

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2016


ConferenceAustralasian Fluid Mechanics Conference 2016
Abbreviated titleAFMC 2016

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