On cross flow-induced vibration of a flexible cylinder
ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
An experiment study on the cross flow-induced vibration of a flexible cylinder with two degrees of freedom had been conducted in a towing tank. The test cylinder was a 45 cm long Tygon tubing with outer and inner diameter of 7.9 mm (5/16 in) and 4.8 mm (3/16 in), giving a mass ratio of 0.77 and an aspect ratio of 56. It was towed from rest up to 1.6 m/s before slowing down to rest again over a distance of 1.6 m in still water, covering the range of Reynolds number from 1500 to 13000 and reduced velocity from 4 to 35. Multi-mode vibration and sudden shift between different modes were observed. The vibration amplitude, frequency and mode were quantified. The results obtained during the brief constant towing speed were expressed in term of the corresponding Reynolds number or reduced velocity. These findings were cast with respect to the existing knowledge in the literature.
Cen, H.; Ting, D. S.K.; and Carriveau, R.. (2014). On cross flow-induced vibration of a flexible cylinder. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), 4A.