On the applicability of 2D URANS and SST k-ω turbulence model to the fluid-structure interaction of rectangular cylinders

Nieto, F. and Hargreaves, David Michael and Owen, John S. and Hernández, S. (2015) On the applicability of 2D URANS and SST k-ω turbulence model to the fluid-structure interaction of rectangular cylinders. Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics, 9 (1). pp. 157-173. ISSN 1994-2060

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Abstract

In this work the practical applicability of a 2D URANS approach adopting a block structured mesh and Menter's SST k-ω turbulence model in fluid-structure interaction (FSI) problems is studied using as a test case a ratio B/H = 4 rectangular cylinder. The vortex-induced vibration (VIV) and torsional flutter phenomena are analyzed based on the computation of the out-of-phase and in-phase components of the forced frequency component of lift and moment coefficients when the section is forced to periodically oscillate both in heave and pitch degrees of freedom. Also the flutter derivatives are evaluated numerically from the same forced oscillation simulations. A good general agreement has been found with both experimental and numerical data reported in the literature. This highlights the benefits of this relatively simple and straightforward approach. These methods, once their feasibility has been checked, are ready to use in parametric design of bridge deck sections and, at a later stage, in the shape optimization of deck girders considering aeroelastic constraints.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: computational fluid dynamics; URANS; bluff body aerodynamics; vortex-induced vibration; torsional flutter; flutter derivatives; B/H = 4 rectangular cylinder
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Engineering
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/19942060.2015.1004817
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 17 May 2016 18:00
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2016 12:47
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/33332

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