EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF FLOW ABOUT CURVED CIRCULAR CYLINDERS.
TORONTO UNIV (ONTARIO) INST FOR AEROSPACE STUDIES
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The flow and the associated forces on curved circular cylinders, at Reynolds Numbers between 10,000 and 1,000,000, were investigated. The shape and normal force distribution of a flexible curved cylinder were found. Flow visualisation tests and pressure surveys were made on rigid curved cylinders. A comparison was made with earlier results for infinite straight cylinders inclined to the flow. It is concluded that the curvature of a cylinder has a significant effect on the flow and pressure in the wake, and must be considered in the prediction of the aerodynamic forces on such a cylinder. Author