In this paper, we investigate through an experimental approach the laminar to turbulent transition in the boundary-layer flow along a hydrofoil at a Reynolds number of 7.5 × 105, together with the vibrations of the hydrofoil induced by the transition. The latter is caused by a Laminar Separation Bubble (LSB) resulting from a laminar separation of the boundary-layer. The experiments, conducted in the hydrodynamic tunnel of the Research Institute of the French Naval Academy, are based on wall pressure and flow velocity measurements along a rigid hydrofoil, which enable a characterization of the Laminar Separation Bubble and the identification of a vortex shedding at a given frequency. Vibrations measurements are then carried out on a flexible hydrofoil in the same operating conditions. The results indicate that the boundary-layer transition induces important vibrations, whose characteristics in terms of frequency and amplitude depend on the vortex shedding frequency, and can be coupled with natural frequencies.
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An Experimental Study of Boundary-Layer Transition Induced Vibrations on a Hydrofoil
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Ducoin, A, Astolfi, JA, & Gobert, M. "An Experimental Study of Boundary-Layer Transition Induced Vibrations on a Hydrofoil." Proceedings of the ASME 2010 3rd Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting collocated with 8th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. ASME 2010 7th International Symposium on Fluid-Structure Interactions, Flow-Sound Interactions, and Flow-Induced Vibration and Noise: Volume 3, Parts A and B. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. August 1–5, 2010. pp. 1269-1278. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM-ICNMM2010-30755
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