Flow around two elliptic cylinders in tandem arrangement

Terukazu Ota, Hideya Nishiyama

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Flow around two elliptic cylinders in tandem arrangement was experimentally investigated through measurements of the surface static pressure distribution and estimations of the flow parameters such as the drag, lift and moment coefficients. The elliptic cylinders examined had an axis ratio of 1:3 and they were aranged in tandem with an identical angle of attack. The angle of attack ranged from 0 to 90 deg and the nondimensional cylinder spacing l/c from 1.03 to 4.0, where I denotes the distance between the cylinder centers and c is the major axis. It has been found that the flow characteristics vary drastically with the angle of attack and also the cylinder spacing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-103
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Fluids Engineering, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1986 Mar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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