This paper presents an experimental investigation of the vortex shedding in the wake of blunt and oblique trailing edge hydrofoils at high Reynolds number, Re = 5 105 − 2.9 106. The velocity field in the wake is surveyed with the help of Particle-Image-Velocimetry, PIV, using Proper-Orthogonal-Decomposition, POD. Besides, flow induced vibration measurements and high-speed visualization are performed. The high-speed visualization clearly shows that the oblique trailing edge leads to a spatial phase shift of the upper and lower vortices at their generation stage, resulting their partial cancellation. For the oblique trailing edge geometry and in comparison with the blunt one, the vortex-induced vibrations are significantly reduced. Moreover, PIV data reveals a lower vorticity for the oblique trailing edge. The phase shift between upper and lower vortices, introduced by the oblique truncation of the trailing edge, is found to vanish in the far wake, where alternate shedding is recovered as observed with the blunt trailing edge. The phase shift generated by the oblique trailing edge and the resulting partial cancellation of the vortices is believed to be the main reason of the vibration reduction.

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