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Vortex Shedding From a Square Cylinder With Ground Effect

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S. Bhattacharyya, D. K. Maiti

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

Paper No. FEDSM2003-45506, pp. 95-100; 6 pages
  • ASME/JSME 2003 4th Joint Fluids Summer Engineering Conference
  • Volume 1: Fora, Parts A, B, C, and D
  • Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, July 6–10, 2003
  • Conference Sponsors: Fluids Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3696-7 | eISBN: 0-7918-3673-8
  • Copyright © 2003 by ASME


Numerical study on the wake behind a square cylinder placed parallel to a wall has been made. Flow has been investigated in the laminar Reynolds number (based on the cylinder length) range. We have studied the flow field for different values of the non-dimensional gap length between cylinder and the wall. The case when the cylinder is placed on the wall has also been considered. The governing unsteady Navier-Stokes equations are discretised through the finite volume method on staggered grid system. A SIMPLER type of algorithm has been used to compute the discretised equations iteratively. Vortex shedding has been found to be influenced by the wall. Vortex shedding suppression occurs beyond a critical value of the gap length. Due to the shear, the drag experienced by the cylinder is found to increase with the reduction of gap length. The flow is found to be steady when the cylinder is placed on the wall at a range of Reynolds number.

Copyright © 2003 by ASME



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