Experiments in Fluids

, Volume 8, Issue 1–2, pp 95–103 | Cite as

Starting flow and structures of the starting vortex behind bluff bodies with sharp edges

  • Q. -X. Lian
  • Z. Huang


Experimental investigations were made in a water channel on the starting flow around several bluff bodies with sharp edges: flat plates, circular disks and hollow hemispheres. Details of the flow structures were visualized using the hydrogen bubble technique. Three-fold structures of the starting vortex behind flat plates were observed. The shedding of the vortex sheet from the edge was also studied.


Hydrogen Vortex Fluid Dynamics Experimental Investigation Flow Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Q. -X. Lian
    • 1
  • Z. Huang
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Fluid Mechanics, Beijing Institute of Aeronautics and AstronauticsBeijingP.R. China

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