Wake Studies on Yawed, Stranded Cables

  • Jose V. Nebres
  • Stephen M. Batill
  • Robert C. Nelson
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Engineering book series (LNENG, volume 54)


The study of the near wake on a cable yawed with respect to a uniform flow was performed using five rigid cable models and a cylinder in a low speed wind tunnel. The models were tested at a Reynolds number of 6,000 based on diameter. Smoke-wire flow visualization was used to qualitatively and quantitatively evaluate the near wake flows. Hot wire measurements of the wake frequency spectrum were obtained. Results show that cable stranding affects shedding characteristics and near wake structure.


Circular Cylinder Flow Visualization Lift Force Strouhal Number Vortex Filament 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jose V. Nebres
    • 1
  • Stephen M. Batill
    • 1
  • Robert C. Nelson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Aerospace and Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA

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