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The forces on sharp-edged cylinders in oscillatory flow at low Keulegan–Carpenter numbers

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 April 2006

J. M. R. Graham
Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College, London SW7 2BY


This paper describes an analysis of the forces induced by separation and vortex shedding from sharp-edged bodies in oscillatory flow at high Reynolds number. The analysis which is valid for the case of small oscillations of the fluid is compared with experimental data obtained at fairly low Keulegan–Carpenter numbers.The main conclusions of this paper were presented at the International Symposium on Wave Induced Forces on Structures at Bristol, 1978.

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