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Hydrodynamic Damping Of A Cylinder At β 106
Published 2000 · Physics
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This paper describes delicate, but large-scale, experiments aimed at measuring the hydrodynamic damping of a circular cylinder oscillating in still water and transversely in a current. Attention is concentrated on the regime of very small Keulegan–Carpenter numbers, in which the drag coefficient is inversely proportional to the Keulegan–Carpenter number. Measurements in still water at ?=650 000 and 1250 000 point to drag coefficients about twice those appropriate to two-dimensional laminar flow, in common with earlier measurements at ??105. In the presence of a slowly varying transverse current (generated by placing the cylinder at the node of standing waves of long period), the damping increased with the reduced velocity of the ambient flow at a rate that increased with the Reynolds number.