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The measurement of wake and surface effects in the subcritical flow past a circular cylinder at rest and in vortex-excited oscillation Ferguson, Nelson


A pressure transducer, sensitive to acoustic level pressures, was designed and used to measure amplitude, frequency and phase of fluctuating pressure on the surface of a three inch diameter circular cylinder at rest and exhibiting large-amplitude vortex-excited oscillation in a uniform incident wind flow. The phase of the fluctuating pressure relative to the cylinder motion and the cylinder amplitude and frequency were recorded. A disc probe connected to the pressure transducer was used in wake surveys for the stationary and oscillating cylinder. Measurements, made in the Reynolds number range 1.5(10⁴)

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