Finite element computations and experimental studies of flow past an array of plates

H. Higuchi, J. Liou, M. Behr, Tayfun E. Tezduyar

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Finite element computations and laboratory experiments were carried out to study the mutual wake interaction behind two plates placed side by side. The computations are based on the vorticity-stream function formulation of the two-dimensional incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. The flow visualization studies indicate independent vortex sheddings at large gap sizes and metastable biased flow at smaller gap sizes. The computational results exhibit a similar behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-54
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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