This paper reports on an extensive numerical investigation of the effects of pivot location and mass ratio (m∗= solid/fluid mass) on flow-induced vibration (FIV) of a foil undergoing fully passive two-degree-of-freedom (2-DOF) plunging and pitching motion in a two-dimensional free-stream flow. Here, the normalised pivot location is defined by x=xp∕c, with c the foil length and xp the distance to the foil leading edge. A comprehensive set of numerical simulations were conducted employing an Immersed Boundary Method at a Reynolds number of 400. By analysing the FIV dynamics for three selected mass ratios, m∗=5, 20 and 200, at two pivot locations, x=0.35 and 0.50, it is found that there are two types (type-I and type-II) of FIV responses, one is primarily a driven static instability while the other is strongly associated with vortex shedding. Interestingly, for x=0.50, which is close to the mass centre, increasing the mass ratio can favour suppression of the chaotic response. Importantly, it is shown that there exists a critical mass ratio, above which the foil oscillations are suddenly suppressed. The findings indicate that the combined effects of eccentricity and mass ratio on the foil dynamics can be profound.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Journal of Fluids and Structures|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2021|
- Fluid–structure interaction
- Mass ratio