Experimental investigation of the mutual interference flow of two circular cylinders by flow visualization
1 National Defense Academy of Japan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 1-10-20 Hashirimizu, Yokosuka 239-8686, Japan
2 CTU in Prague, FME, Department of Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics, Technická 4, 166 07 Prague, Czech Republic
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Published online: 12 May 2017
In order to understand the aspect of the mutual interference flow from two circular cylinders, the visual observation experiment was performed by use a water flow apparatus. The purpose of this study is accumulation of the basic image data for comparing with numerical computation or previous experimental results. In this report, the intervals of two circular cylinders were varied, the visualization experiment was performed, and the vortex shedding characteristics and the flow pattern in each case were investigated. The cylinder setting conditions were seven kinds (the position of the rear-side circular cylinder is changed). The cylinder diameter ratios were four kinds (D/d=1.0, 1.67, 2.5 and 5.0). The variation of Reynolds number was three kinds (Re=548.7, 1200 and 2500). The dye oozing streak method was used in this visualization experiment. Although the previous PIV experimental result and present result obtained the same flow feature, the aspect of an interference flow became clear by changing the color of tracer ink.
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