Vortex-induced vibrations of two side-by-side cylinders of different diameters in steady incompressible flow are studied. The diameter ratio of cylinders is fixed at 0.1. The Reynolds number is fixed at 5000 based on the large cylinder diameter and free stream velocity. A Petrov-Galerkin finite element method is used to solve the two dimensional Reynolds-averaged Navier Stokes equations using the Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian scheme with a SST k-ω turbulence model closure. The numerical method has been validated against available experimental results. Then, the effects of natural frequencies of the cylinders on the vibration amplitude and vortex shedding regimes are investigated. It is found that for the range of considered parameters, collision of the cylinders is dependent on the difference of the natural frequencies of the cylinders.
- Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division
Vortex-Induced Vibration of Two Side-by-Side Circular Cylinders of Different Diameters in Close Proximity in Steady Flow
- Views Icon Views
- Share Icon Share
- Search Site
Rahmanian, M, Cheng, L, Zhao, M, & Zhou, T. "Vortex-Induced Vibration of Two Side-by-Side Circular Cylinders of Different Diameters in Close Proximity in Steady Flow." Proceedings of the ASME 2012 31st International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering. Volume 4: Offshore Geotechnics; Ronald W. Yeung Honoring Symposium on Offshore and Ship Hydrodynamics. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. July 1–6, 2012. pp. 309-316. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2012-83223
Download citation file: