Skip to main content
    • Aa
    • Aa

Experiments on the flow past a circular cylinder at low Reynolds numbers

  • D. J. Tritton (a1)

Part I describes measurements of the drag on circular cylinders, made by observing the bending of quartz fibres, in a stream with the Reynolds number range 0·5-100. Comparisons are made with other experimental values (which cover only the upper part of this range) and with the various theoretical calculations.

Part II advances experimental evidence for there being a transition in the mode of the vortex street in the wake of a cylinder at a Reynolds number around 90. Investigations of the nature of this transition and the differences between the flows on either side of it are described. The interpretation that the change is between a vortex street originating in the wake and one originating in the immediate vicinity of the cylinder is suggested.

Linked references
Hide All

This list contains references from the content that can be linked to their source. For a full set of references and notes please see the PDF or HTML where available.

Allen, D. N. de G. & Southwell, R. V.1955Quart. J. Mech. Appl. Math.8, 129.

Bairstow, L., Cave, B. M. & Lang, E. D.1923Phil. Trans. A, 223, 383.

Birkhoff, G.1953J. Appl. Phys.24, 98.

Hollingdale, S. H.1940Phil. Mag. (7), 29, 209.

Kawaguti, M.1953J. Phys. Soc. Japan, 8, 747.

Kovasznay, L. S. G.1949Proc. Roy. Soc. A, 198, 174.

Lamb, H.1911Phil. Mag. (6), 21, 112.

Nisi, H. & Porter, A. W.1923Phil. Mag. (6), 46, 754.

Proudman, I. & Pearson, J. R. A.1957J. Fluid Mech.2, 237.

Southwell, R. V. & Squire, H. B.1934Phil. Trans. A, 232, 27.

Taneda, S.1956J. Phys. Soc. Japan, 11, 302.

Taneda, S.1958J. Phys. Soc. Japan, 13, 418.

Thom, A.1933Proc. Roy. Soc. A, 141, 651.

Tomotika, S. & Aoi, T.1950Quart. J. Mech. Appl. Math.3, 140.

Tritton, D. J.1959Phil. Mag. (in the Press).

Tyler, E.1931Phil. Mag. (7), 11, 849.

Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

Journal of Fluid Mechanics
  • ISSN: 0022-1120
  • EISSN: 1469-7645
  • URL: /core/journals/journal-of-fluid-mechanics
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *


Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 752 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 1959 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between September 2016 - 22nd September 2017. This data will be updated every 24 hours.