Recent advancement of LES (Large Eddy Simulation) technique for turbulent wake has made it possible to numerically investigate the turbulence effects on aerodynamic characteristics of a bluff body. Here we carry out LES of wake flows past a circular cylinder in the subcritical Reynolds number regime. For inflow boundary condition, homogeneous turbulence generated statistically is given time-sequentially. We bring into focus the interaction between the oncoming turbulence and the shear layer separated from a circular cylinder. Shear layer instability easily occurs under such a stimulation and details of its behavior are visualized. Turbulence effects on unsteady flows in the cylinder wake are discussed. The resulting aerodynamic characteristics and their physical mechanism are clarified.

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