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The effect of externally applied rotational oscillations on FIV characteristics of tandem circular cylinders for different spacing ratios

Amir Hossein Rabiee (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Arak University of Technology, Arak, Iran)
Mostafa Esmaeili (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran)

International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow

ISSN: 0961-5539

Article publication date: 26 November 2020

Issue publication date: 6 July 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to explore an active control strategy for attenuation of in-line and transverse flow-induced vibration (FIV) of two tandem-arranged circular cylinders.

Design/methodology/approach

The control system is based on the rotary oscillation of cylinders around their axis, which acts according to the lift coefficient feedback signal. The fluid-solid interaction simulations are performed for two velocity ratios (V_r = 5.5 and 7.5), three spacing ratios (L/D = 3.5, 5.5 and 7.5) and three different control cases. Cases 1 and 2, respectively, deal with the effect of rotary oscillation of front and rear cylinders, while Case 3 considers the effect of applied rotary oscillation to both cylinders.

Findings

The results show that in Case 3, the FIV of both cylinders is perfectly reduced, while in Case 2, only the vibration of rear cylinder is mitigated and no change is observed in the vortex-induced vibration of front cylinder. In Case 1, by rotary oscillation of the front cylinder, depending on the reduced velocity and the spacing ratio values, the transverse oscillation amplitude of the rear cylinder suppresses, remains unchanged and even increases under certain conditions. Hence, at every spacing ratio and reduced velocity, an independent controller system for each cylinder is necessary to guarantee a perfect vibration reduction of front and rear cylinders.

Originality/value

The current manuscript seeks to deploy a type of active rotary oscillating (ARO) controller to attenuate the FIV of two tandem-arranged cylinders placed on elastic supports. Three different cases are considered so as to understand the interaction of these cylinders regarding the rotary oscillation.

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Citation

Rabiee, A.H. and Esmaeili, M. (2021), "The effect of externally applied rotational oscillations on FIV characteristics of tandem circular cylinders for different spacing ratios", International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 31 No. 7, pp. 2128-2149. https://doi.org/10.1108/HFF-04-2020-0215

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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