Transverse Oscillations of a Circular Cylinder in Uniform Flow, Part 1. Revised
Interim rept. 1 Sep 1976-30 Aug 1977
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This report presents the results of an experimental and analytical investigation of the forced oscillations of a circular cylinder in uniform flow. The transverse force has been decomposed into two components and the appropriate force coefficients have been determined experimentally through the use of a Fourier-averaging technique. The results were then incorporated into the equation of motion to predict the dynamic response of elastically-mounted cylinders. The numerical predictions were found to be in good agreement with those obtained experimentally. The results of the discrete-vortex model of the separated flow field about an oscillating cylinder will be described in a separate report.
- Fluid Mechanics