Fluid Dynamics

, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 40–44 | Cite as

Formation of a vortex street behind an oscillating cylinder

  • Ya. D. Afanasyev
  • I. A. Filippov


The paper presents the results of an experimental study of the vortex street behind a circular cylinder oscillating across a water stream at Reynolds numbers less than the critical value at which a vortex street is formed behind a stationary cylinder. The asymptotic dependence of the nondimensional vortex separation frequency (the Strouhal number) on the main relevant parameters is obtained. The value of a constant coefficient appearing in this relationship has been found experimentally.


Vortex Experimental Study Reynolds Number Fluid Dynamics Circular Cylinder 
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  • Ya. D. Afanasyev
  • I. A. Filippov

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