The characteristics of VIV response of rotating circular cylinders in flow had been investigated by both experiment and numerical simulation. In the experiment, the motions of a flexible circular cylinder pipe installed in a circulation water channel were measured. In simulation, a Discrete Vortex Method had been used to estimate hydrodynamic forces acting on a rigid circular cylinder. When a cylinder rotates in flow, a rotation frequency becomes important added to natural frequency and vortex shedding frequency. The deflection of a flexble pipe peaked when the frequency ratio of rotation frequency to natural frequency was between 1.0 and 1.5. This is similar to increment of oscillation amplitude by a resonance of natural vibration and vortex shedding. The peak oscillation frequency of a rotating circular cylinder in flow decreased with increase in rotation number. The main axis of cylinder oscillation turned in the rotation direction.

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