Flow Past Two Interlocking Squares Cylinder at Low Reynolds Number

Authors

  • Muhamad Hafiz Md Jamal Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam Selangor, Malaysia
  • Azlin Mohd Azmi Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam Selangor, Malaysia

Keywords:

passive control, screen mesh, shroud, vortex shedding

Abstract

Flow past two interlocking squares cylinder is largely unexplored in the field of bluff body wake. This paper aims to investigate the wake region behind this body at Re=150. The study was carried out numerically using ANSYS-Fluent solver with viscous-laminar model. The results obtained were compared with that of a square cylinder. It was observed that the flow separation was delayed at the downstream sharp corner of the two interlocking squares cylinder, resulting in an early interaction between the shear layers behind its wake. The maximum vorticity magnitude was slightly higher (of about 6%), indicating a higher intensity of vortices in the two interlocking squares wake than that of the square cylinder wake, consistent with the spectral analysis. A larger lift fluctuation with higher amplitude was also observed in the former in comparison to that in the latter.

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Published

2020-12-01

How to Cite

Md Jamal, M. H. ., & Mohd Azmi, A. . (2020). Flow Past Two Interlocking Squares Cylinder at Low Reynolds Number. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 44(1), 140–148. Retrieved from https://www.akademiabaru.com/submit/index.php/arfmts/article/view/2173

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