Interference between two circular cylinders in tandem in turbulent flow

H. Zhang, W. H. Melbourne

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Investigations on the flow interference between two tandemly-arranged circular cylinders in smooth and turbulent flows were carried out at Monash University. Measurements of mean and fluctuating forces and pressures were made for a range of cylinder spacings up to 10 diameters at Re = 1.1 × 105 in flows with turbulence intensities Iu of 0.4%, 4.5% and 11.5%. Different interference regimes were classified and the results were discussed for each regime. The present results have shown that the increase of the turbulence intensity has a marked effect on the interference mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-600
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992

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