Title: Investigation of a wake formation for flow over a cylinder using Lagrangian coherent structures
Authors: Ali Bahadir Olcay
Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, 34755, Turkey
Abstract: In this study, flow over a cylinder was investigated to understand the physics of fluid motion in the wake region. Eulerian velocity field attained from computational fluid dynamics model while Lagrangian information obtained from finite time Lyapunov exponent fields illustrated how a vortex formation takes place once it is detached from the cylinder.
Keywords: wake evolution; cylinders; Lagrangian coherent structures; LCSs; wake formation; fluid flow; computational fluid dynamics; CFD; vortex formation.
Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An International Journal, 2016 Vol.16 No.2, pp.126 - 130
Published online: 05 Mar 2016 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article