Effects of flexible plate attached to the rear of the cylinder on flow structure

Tekşin S. , Yayla S.

JOURNAL OF MECHANICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, cilt.31, sa.3, ss.1195-1201, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12206-017-0218-y
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1195-1201


In this experimental study, the flow structure in the wake flow region was investigated with the Particle image velocimetry technique (PIV) by attaching elastic plates at different lengths behind the cylinder. The flow structure occurred at the wake flow region altered depending on the length of the flexible matter. In this experiment, the strips with the lengths of 75, 90, 120, 135 and 180 mm were used to control instabilities. Diameter of the cylinder (D) is 60 mm and the water height (h(w)) is 600 mm. Reynolds number was kept constant as 5000 based on cylinder diameter. The images were captured at mid-height of the cylinder (h(m)) which is 250 mm. As a result of experimental studies, attached flexible strip suppressed vortex shedding occurred in the behind of the cylinder and it is observed that effect of the length flexible of the strip is pretty much. Maximum level of flow characteristics such as Reynolds stress, fluctuation velocities and turbulent kinetic energy were decreased with flexible splitter plate and shifted through the downstream region.