Flow control simulations around a circular cylinder by a finite-volume scheme

San Yih Lin, Tsuen Mula Wu

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A numerical study is made of the flow past a circular cylinder with/without flow control devices. The Reynolds number ranges from 20 to 200. The numerical method for the solutions of the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations is based on an artificial compressibility approach and an upwind finite-volume method. Two kinds of the flow control devices are. investigated.: (1) placing an attached or a detached splitter plate in the wake behind the circular cylinder. (2) placing a second small cylinder (control cylinder) behind the circular cylinder. The numerical investigations show that. both of two are effective on the suppression of vortex shedding and the reduction of drag.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Jan 1
EventAIAA 2nd Shear Flow Conference, 1993 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 1993 Jul 61993 Jul 9


OtherAIAA 2nd Shear Flow Conference, 1993
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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