Unsteady near wake of a flat disk normal to a wall

Unsteady near wake of a flat disk normal to a wall The unsteady wake of a flat disk (diameter D) located at a distance of H from a flat plate has been experimentally investigated at a Reynolds number Re D  = 1.3 × 105. Tests have been performed for a range of gap ratio (H/D), spanning from 0.3 to 1.75. The leading edge of the flat plate is either streamlined (elliptical) or blunt (square). These configurations have been studied with PIV, high speed PIV and multi-arrayed off-set fluctuating pressure measurements. The results show a progressive increase of the complexity of the flow and of the interaction as the gap ratio decreases. For large values of H/D (1.75), the interaction is weak and the power spectral densities (PSD) exhibit a strong peak associated with the vortex shedding events (St = 0.131) – St = fD/U ∞ is the Strouhal number. For lower values of H/D (0.75), the magnitude of the wall fluctuating pressure increases significantly. A large band contribution is associated with the unsteady wake structure and turbulence. A slight increase of the shedding frequency (St = 0.145) is observed. A critical value of the gap ratio (about 0.35) has been determined. Below this critical value, a three-dimensional separated region is observed and the natural vortex shedding process is very strongly altered. These changes induce a great modification of the fluctuating pressure at the wall. Each interaction reacts in a different way to perturbed upstream conditions. In particular, the disk is an overwhelming perturbation for the lowest H/D value studied here and the relative influence of the upstream turbulence on the wall fluctuating pressure below the near wake region is moderate. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Experiments in Fluids Springer Journals

Unsteady near wake of a flat disk normal to a wall

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Engineering; Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer; Fluid- and Aerodynamics; Engineering Fluid Dynamics
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