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The proper orthogonal decomposition in the analysis of the wake behind a foamed and a finned circular cylinder

M Khashehchi, K Hooman, A Ooi, T Roesgen

Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2012 | Published : 2012


Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) has been carried out to investigate the wake region behind a foamed and a finned cylinder. The purpose of this analysis is to develop one- and twopoint correlations and to investigate the flow characteristics for these two cases. The experiments are conducted for two Reynolds numbers (based on the mean air velocity and the cylinder diameter) 2000 and 8000. Two dimensional results of planar PIV reveal the important aspects of the local flow features of the circular finned and foamed cylinders. These include turbulent boundary layer development over the surface and a delayed separation of the flow resulting in a smaller wake size in each case. The application o..

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