Aerodynamic Characteristics of Asymmetric Bluff Bodies

  title={Aerodynamic Characteristics of Asymmetric Bluff Bodies},
  author={Jianying Hu and Yu Zhou},
The wake of asymmetric bluff bodies was experimentally measured using particle imaging velocimetry, laser Doppler anemometry, load cell, hotwire, and flow visualization techniques at Re=2600–8500 based on the freestream velocity and the characteristic height of the bluff bodies. Asymmetry is produced by rounding some corners of a square cylinder and leaving others unrounded. It is found that, with increasing corner radius, the flow reversal region is expanded, and the vortex formation length is… CONTINUE READING