RESEARCH PAPERS: Vibration and Sound

Instability Mechanisms and Stability Criteria of a Group of Circular Cylinders Subjected to Cross-Flow—Part 2: Numerical Results and Discussions

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S. S. Chen

Components Technology Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Ill. 60439

J. Vib., Acoust., Stress, and Reliab 105(2), 253-260 (Apr 01, 1983) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3269095 History: Received June 09, 1981; Online November 23, 2009


The fluid-force coefficients for a row of cylinders and a square array are determined from available experimental data and critical flow velocities are calculated as a function of system parameters. Experimental data for critical flow velocities are found to be in good agreement with the analytical results. It is concluded that different stability criteria have to be utilized in different parameter ranges because of different instability mechanisms.

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