Three-dimensional simulations of flow past two circular cylinders in a side-by-side arrangement

J. Thapa, M. Zhao, Liang Cheng, Tongming Zhou

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    Abstract

    Flow past two identical circular cylinders in a side-by-side arrangement at right and oblique attack at a Reynolds number of 500 is numerically investigated. The three-dimensional incompressible Navier-Stokes equations are solved by the Petrov-Galerkin finite element method. The focus of this study is to investigate the effect of flow approaching angle on the wake flow past two cylinders and switching phenomenon in the wake at gap ratio (G/D) as 1. The biased flow is bi-stable characterized by the biased direction of the gap flow switching from one side to another intermittently. Copyright © 2014 by the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThree-dimensional simulations of flow past two circular cylinders in a side-by-side arrangement
    PublisherInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
    Pages649-652
    ISBN (Print)9781880653913
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventThree-dimensional simulations of flow past two circular cylinders in a side-by-side arrangement - Busan, Korea
    Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …

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    ConferenceThree-dimensional simulations of flow past two circular cylinders in a side-by-side arrangement
    Period1/01/14 → …

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    Thapa, J., Zhao, M., Cheng, L., & Zhou, T. (2014). Three-dimensional simulations of flow past two circular cylinders in a side-by-side arrangement. In Three-dimensional simulations of flow past two circular cylinders in a side-by-side arrangement (pp. 649-652). International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers.