It is important for industrial purposes to predict flow-induced vibration of a bluff body elastically supported in an uniform flow. In this paper, the free oscillation of a rectangular cylinder with two-degree of freedom in the streamwise (in-line) and cross-flow (transverse) directions in a uniform flow, was computed by the Large Eddy Simulation (LES) method at high Reynolds number of 2.2 × 104. The Smagorinsky model was used as a subgrid scale (SGS) model. The main objectives of this work were to predict and estimate characteristics of flows around a free-oscillating cylinder. The present computations successfully reproduce various types of flow-induced vibrations of a free-oscillating rectangular cylinder as found by experiments; in-line oscillation, eddy-excitation and low-velocity galloping.

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