Spanwise velocity correlations along a circular cylinder using particle shadow velocimetry

Steven S. Hinkle, Rhett W. Jefferies, Christine Truong, Jeff R. Harris, Michael J. McPhail

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Multiplane Particle Shadow Velocimetry (PSV), a technique in which particle shadows are imaged from an LED backlight, was used to obtain 17 unique velocity planes along the span of a 1-inch diameter circular cylinder in the near wake region at a Reynolds number based on cylinder diameter of 6. 1 × 104. Utilizing these velocity fields, both the in plane and spanwise correlation and length scales of the cylinder were determined and compared to experimental results from the literature obtained using a hotwire in fully developed turbulent flow of air through a circular pipe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624105241
StatePublished - 2018
EventAIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2018 - Kissimmee, United States
Duration: Jan 8 2018Jan 12 2018

Publication series

NameAIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2018


OtherAIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering


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