The flow past a cylindrical tensioned beam of aspect ratio 200 is predicted by direct numerical simulation of the three-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations. The beam is free to oscillate in inline and crossflow directions and submitted to a linearly sheared oncoming flow. The ratio between high and low inflow velocities is 3.67, with a maximum Reynolds number of 330. Two structure/fluid mass ratios are considered, 6 and 3. Structure vortex-induced vibrations are characterized by mixed standing-traveling wave patterns. A reduction of mass ratio from 6 to 3 leads to purer, more pronounced traveling wave responses and larger amplitude vibrations in both directions. While multifrequency structure vibrations are observed at m = 6, case m = 3 exhibits monofrequency responses. A large zone of synchronization between vortex shedding and structure vibration (lock-in) is identified in the high velocity region. The topology of fluid-structure energy exchanges shows that the flow can excite the structure at lock-in and damps its vibrations in non-lock-in region. Inline/crossflow motion synchronization is monitored. Similar zigzagging patterns of inline/crossflow motion phase difference are put forward for both mass ratios, highlighting a predominant character of counterclockwise orbits in the excitation region.
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Effect of Mass Ratio on the Vortex-Induced Vibrations of a Long Tensioned Beam in Shear Flow
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Bourguet, R, Lucor, D, & Triantafyllou, MS. "Effect of Mass Ratio on the Vortex-Induced Vibrations of a Long Tensioned Beam in Shear Flow." 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. 45-53. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM-ICNMM2010-30096
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