Turbulence effects on surface pressures of rectangular cylinders

Q. S. Li, W. H. Melbourne

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This paper presents the effects of free-stream turbulence on streamwise surface pressure fluctuations on two-dimensional rectangular cylinders. Particular attention is given to possible effects of turbulence integral scale on fluctuating and peak pressures. The mean, standard deviation, peak pressure coefficients, spectra and cross-correlation of fluctuating pressures were measured to investigate the nature of the separation and reattachment phenomenon in turbulent flows over a wide range of turbulence intensity and integral scale.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-266
Number of pages14
JournalWind and Structures
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999

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