Suppression of vortex shedding and vortex-induced vibration of a circular cylinder using screen shrouds

Chenlin Sun, Azlin Mohd Azmi, Zhiyong Hao, Hongjun Zhu, Tongming Zhou

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Citation (Web of Science)

Abstract

Experiments were conducted in wind tunnels to investigate the one degree of freedom (1DOF) vortex-induced vibration (VIV) and vortex shedding of a circular cylinder controlled with various screen shrouds in the sub-critical Reynolds number regime. The screen shrouds, made of stainless steel screen meshes with porosities β = 37%, 48%, 61%, and 67%, were fitted concentrically outside the bare circular cylinder. The diameter ratio between the outer screen shrouds and the inner bare cylinder was fixed at 2. The VIV responses and force coefficients of the screen shrouded cylinders were first examined in a wind tunnel to quantify the effectiveness of the screen shrouds on VIV suppression. It was found that the screen shrouds significantly suppressed the maximum VIV amplitude, delayed the onset of the VIV and narrowed the lock-on region. The maximum VIV amplitude was suppressed by 90% using the β = 67% screen shroud. To further understand the effect of the shrouds on vortex manipulation, the wake characteristics of the screen shrouded cylinders with β = 37% and 67% were then examined in a wind tunnel using hot-wire anemometers over a streamwise range x* = 5−40. Phase-averaging analysis revealed that the large-scale vortices were not formed until x* = 10 or 20, before which only small-scale vortical structures were identified in the shear layers of the shrouded cylinders, indicating that the screen shrouds successfully delayed the formation of the large-scale vortices. This result was entirely different from the formation of the large-scale structures found in the bare cylinder wake. In addition, the strength of the vortical structures in the former two wakes was much weaker than that in the latter, indicating attenuated large-scale vortices in the screen shrouded cylinder wakes. After the formation of the large-scale structures, the vortices decayed slower in the screen shrouded cylinder wakes than that in the bare cylinder wake.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103146
JournalApplied Ocean Research
Volume122
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2022

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Suppression of vortex shedding and vortex-induced vibration of a circular cylinder using screen shrouds'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this