Wake Studies on Yawed, Stranded Cables
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.
KeywordsVortex Epoxy Vorticity Smoke
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