0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Vortex-Induced Vibration of Two Side-by-Side Cylinders With a Small Gap in Uniform Flow

[+] Author Affiliations
Adnan Munir, Ming Zhao, Helen Wu

Western Sydney University, Penrith, Australia

Paper No. OMAE2017-61178, pp. V002T08A009; 7 pages
doi:10.1115/OMAE2017-61178
From:
  • ASME 2017 36th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
  • Volume 2: Prof. Carl Martin Larsen and Dr. Owen Oakley Honoring Symposia on CFD and VIV
  • Trondheim, Norway, June 25–30, 2017
  • Conference Sponsors: Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5764-9
  • Copyright © 2017 by ASME

abstract

Vortex-induced vibrations of two elastically mounted and rigidly coupled circular cylinders in side-by-side arrangement in steady flow are investigated numerically. The vibration of the cylinders is limited to the cross-flow direction only. The three-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations are solved using the Petrov-Galerkin Finite element method and the equation of motion is solved using the fourth order Runge Kutta method. It is well known that when the gap between two stationary side-by-side cylinders is very small, the flow between the two cylinders is biased towards one cylinder and the lift force on each cylinder is significantly smaller than that of an isolated single cylinder. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of a small gap ratio of 0.5 between the two cylinders on the lock-in regime and the amplitude of the vibration of two side-by-side cylinders in a fluid flow. Simulations are carried out for a constant mass ratio of 2, a constant Reynolds number of 1000 and a range of reduced velocities. It is found that in the lock-in range of the reduced velocity, the two cylinders vibrate about their balance position with high amplitudes. Outside the lock-in regime the flow from the gap becomes biased towards one cylinder, which is similar to that from the gap between stationary cylinders.

Copyright © 2017 by ASME

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In