Wake transition of a circular cylinder

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    Three-dimensional wake transitions of an isolated circular cylinder, a circular cylinder with a near-wake wire disturbance, and a circular cylinder placed near to a moving wall are investigated using direct numerical simulation. The evolutions of the wake flow structures with time and the Reynolds number are examined, and corresponding variations in the flow three-dimensionality, vortex shedding frequency and hydrodynamic forces are investigated. The fundamental physical mechanisms responsible for the observed flow characteristics are also explored.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    • Cheng, Liang, Supervisor
    • Draper, Scott, Supervisor
    • An, Hongwei, Supervisor
    Award date6 Mar 2017
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2017


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