One of the most important researches in bluff body aerodynamics is to control the shear layer evolution leading to vortex formation. This kind of research is closely associated with reduction of aerodynamics forces and acoustic noise. Passive and active control of wake-flow from bluff bodies have received a great deal of attention in the last few decades [1–4]. Keeping this in mind, authors investigate the interaction of a square cylinder (side of the square = a) wake with a flat plate (length L = a, width w = 0.1a) boundary layer positioned at various downstream locations close to the cylinder. The gap-to-side ratios are maintained at G/a = 0, 0.5, 1 and 2 (where G is the gap between square cylinder and plate), and the simulation is performed at a Reynolds number, Re = 100 (Re = Ua/v, where U is free stream velocity and v is kinematic viscosity). Instantaneous flow visualization, aerodynamic forces and vortex shedding frequencies for all cases are described to gain insight about the changes associated with wake of the cylinder when a short plate is kept in its downstream.

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