Publisher : The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers
DOI : 10.22634/KSME-B.2001.25.7.915
Title & Authors
PIV Measurement of Circular Cylinder Wake Using Vortex Tracking Phase-Average Technique Kim, Gyeong-Cheon; Yun, Sang-Yeol; Kim, Sang-Gi; Bu, Jeong-Suk;
A new phase-average technique using instantaneous velocity fields obtained by a PIV method has been developed. The technique tracks vorticity centers and estimates the value of circulation for a chosen domain. The locations of vortex-centers and the magnitudes of circulation are matched together then showing a sine wave feature due to the periodic vortex shedding from the circular cylinder. Ensemble averaged and phase averaged velocity fields are successfully measured for the circular cylinder wake where Reynolds number is 3900 based on free stream velocity and cylinder diameter. The convection velocities of the vortices center and the vortex shedding frequency were measured by a single hot-wire probe.