Laser-sheet flow visualization of the confined wake behind a ring

J. J. Miau, E. G. Chiu, J. H. Chou

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The flow over a ring model situated axisymmetrically in a circular pipe has been studied by the laser-sheet flow visualization technique. Over 25 rings of different sizes are investigated. The flow characteristics are observed and summarized into six regimes, in terms of the two geometrical parameters G/W and D/W. Here, W is the width of the ring, D is the mean diameter of the ring, and G is the gap width between the pipe wall and the outer edge of the ring. It is interesting to point out that vortex-shedding structures produced by a ring model can persist over a considerable distance downstream in three of the six regimes which correspond to different physical processes of shedding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-265
Number of pages11
JournalFluid Dynamics Research
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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