A procedure for calculating the response of an array to a harmonic excitation applied at the upstream end is presented. The fluid forces on the array are modeled following the slender-body approximation and the cross-flow principle. An equivalent linear damping is used to replace the quadratic drag due to cross-flow separation. The equivalent linear damping is determined using an iterative procedure. Numerical and asymptotic solutions are derived, and the response of a typical long array is calculated. It is found that, when the separation drag is included, the array exhibits the behavior of an over-damped system, responding only to low-frequency excitations.

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