Flexibility effects on vortex formation of translating plates

  title={Flexibility effects on vortex formation of translating plates},
  author={Daegyoum Kim and Morteza Gharib},
Vortex structures made by impulsively translating low aspect-ratio plates are studied experimentally using defocusing digital particle image velocimetry. The investigation of translating plates with a 90◦ angle of attack is important since it is a fundamental model for a better understanding of drag-based propulsion systems. Rectangular flatrigid, flexible and curved-rigid thin plates with the same aspect ratio are studied in order to develop qualitative and quantitative understanding of their… CONTINUE READING
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