Characterizing length scales in the near wake of a circular cylinder using particle shadow velocimetry

Steven S. Hinkle, Rhett William Jefferies

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The very near wake of a circular cylinder, at a Reynolds number of 61,000 was studied using two experiments in perpendicular orientations. Multiplane Particle Shadow Velocimetry (PSV), was used to obtain instantaneous velocity fields in both experiments for multiple planes perpendicular and parallel to the span of the cylinder. For both experiments, streamwise in-plane and spanwise correlations of these velocity fields were used to determine length scales corresponding to the size of the largest turbulent eddies downstream of the circular cylinder. These length scales are compared to those obtained by hotwire and pressure measurements reported in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Scitech 2019 Forum
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624105784
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
EventAIAA Scitech Forum, 2019 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jan 7 2019Jan 11 2019

Publication series

NameAIAA Scitech 2019 Forum


ConferenceAIAA Scitech Forum, 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering


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