The forces on a cylinder oscillating sinusoidally in water: Further experiments

C. Dalton, J. P. Hunt, A. K.M.F. Hussain

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This study presents results which describe parametrically the behavior of oscillating flow past a circular cylinder. The oscillating flow results are obtained by a change of reference frame from the actual physical arrangement of an oscillating cylinder. The results presented here go a step further than the traditional force-coefficient period-parameter results in describing wave forces. The correlation is done with the period parameter as one of two parameters affecting the flow. In this manner, the variation of the force coefficient with instantaneous Reynolds number can be determined with period parameter also as a variable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-301
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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