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A brief review of recent results in vortex-induced vibrations

Williamson, CHK and Govardhan, R (2008) A brief review of recent results in vortex-induced vibrations. In: Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 96 (6-7). pp. 713-735.

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In this brief review, we shall summarize fundamental results and discoveries concerning vortexinduced vibration, that have been made over the last two decades, many of which are related to the push to very low mass and damping, and to new computational and experimental techniques that were hitherto not available. We bring together new concepts and phenomena generic to vortexinduced vibration (VIV) systems, and pay special attention to the vortex dynamics and energy transfer that give rise to modes of vibration, the importance of mass and damping, the concept of a critical mass, the relationship between force and vorticity, and the concept of "effective elasticity", among other points. We present new vortex wake modes, generally in the framework of a map of vortex modes compiled from forced vibration studies, some of which cause free vibration. Some discussion focuses on topics of current debate, such as the decomposition of force, the relevance of the paradigm flow of an elastically mounted cylinder to more complex systems, and the relationship between forced or free vibration.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Publisher: Elsevier
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier. This article also appeared in 5th International Colloquium on Bluff Body Aerodynamics and Applications.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:48
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/15466

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