Publisher : The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers
DOI : 10.22634/KSME-B.19184.108.40.2066
Title & Authors
Control effects of the flow and the aerodynamic force around the downstream cylinder by a spinning upstream cylinder in uniform flow Bu, Jeong-Suk; Yang, Jong-Pil; Kim, Chang-Su; Sin, Yeong-Gon;
The aerodynamic forces and wake structure of the non-rotating downstream circular cylinder, of which the uniform freestream flow is interfered with another spinning upstream cylinder having the same diameter that is located upstream in a line have been investigated experimentally. When the spin rate of the downstream cylinder defined as the ratio of tangential surface velocity of the spinning cylinder to the freestream velocity increases gradually from zero to 1.4, the change of surface pressure distribution, aerodynamic forces of the non-rotating downstream cylinder were measured in case of several distance ratios of 1.5, 3.0, and 4.5 defined as the ratio of distance between the centers of two cylinders to the diameter. The wake flow patterns behind the cylinder were also investigated in each case. From the present experiments, it has been found that the spin rate significantly influences the aerodynamic forces and near-wake flow phenomena of the downstream cylinder in such a way that the drag increases as the spin rate and distance ratio increase and the wake width increases as the distance ratio increases.