Abstract

Vortex-induced vibrations of an elastic cylinder near a finite-length plate are experimentally investigated. A rubber cylinder of diameter D was spanned in the test section of a wind tunnel near a plate of length nearly 6D. The oscillation amplitude peak for a single cylinder was 0.3D, Reynolds number for oscillating peak-amplitude regime based on the cylinder diameter was in the range 180...260. The oscillation amplitude ratio A/D appeared to decrease with the reduction of the gap ratio G/D between the cylinder surface and the plate for the cylinder located sufficiently upstream from the plate trailing edge. However, for the cylinder location at the same level or downstream from the plate trailing edge, there are regions of essentially larger oscillation amplitude compared to the isolated cylinder case. Maximum amplitude increase by 39% was obtained.

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